James Gordon Westenbarger, 77, of Alpena went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.
James was born in Flint on April 22, 1944, to the late Gordon and Ruby (Dorman) Westenbarger. On June 14, 1973, he married Joyce Ingalls. Jim taught school for Alpena Public Schools for many years retiring in 1998. He was an active member of Alpena Free Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees over the years. Jim was active with the Keryx Prison Ministry and the Keryx in Community. He was an avid sportsman, a life member of the Alpena Sportsman Club, served on the Wilson Township Fire Department and Zoning Board. Jim will be remembered b for being a loving Christian man and that he loved his family.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce; 3 children, James Scott (Wendy) Westenbarger, Jennifer Lynne (Bryon) Casler, John Gordon (Betty) Westenbarger; 7 grandchildren, Tyler Westenbarger, Brooke Westenbarger, Joshua (Meghan) Carriveau, Janay (Micah) Bellas, Josie Carriveau, John Westenbarger, Brendan (Deanna) Westenbarger; 7 great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Deidra) Westenbarger.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday at the Bannan Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at the Alpena Free Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Rich George officiating.
Interment: King Settlement Cemetery
Memorials: Keryx Ministries or Alpena Free Methodist Church