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James A. Dreelin Jr.

James (Jim) A. Dreelin Jr., of Dutton, passed away on September 24, 2012. Jim was born January 28, 1932, in Richmond to the late James A. Sr. and Kathleen Dreelin. He graduated from Benedictine High School in 1949 and enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was a lifetime 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and held the positions of Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. In addition to his work with the Knights of Columbus, he was a member of American Legion Post 0083, and a beloved member of the Church of the Visitation Catholic Church in Topping.

Jim is survived by his dearly loved wife of 60 years, Jean Dreelin. He is also survived by his four sons, Danny and his wife Audrey from Port Republic, Chris and his wife Jan, Shawn and his wife Lana, and Greg and his wife Debbie, all from Richmond; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ann Shepard of Melbourne, Fla. and Eileen Alexander of Beaverdam; his brothers, Michael Dreelin of Hartfield and Tom Dreelin of Gordonsville.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, at the Church of the Visitation, 8462 General Puller Hwy., Topping, 804-758-5160. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of the Visitation, P.O. Box 38, Topping, VA 23169. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

posted 09.26.2012

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