James Haverkamp, 71, of Macclenny died on June 15, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Beech Grove, IN to the late Alvin H. Haverkamp and Alice Henrietta Lilick Haverkamp on September 14, 1940. James was a resident of Baker County for the last seven years after moving from Pine Island, FL. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Macclenny and of the Freemasons Lodge # 723 F. &. A.M Indianapolis, IN.Mr. Haverkamp honorably served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring as a sonar technician chief. He then went on to work at Lockheed Martin for 10 years before retiring. James was a “jack of all trades” and enjoyed working on anything mechanical. He put his skills to work as a volunteer for the men’s group at church helping others repair things.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Beverly A. Martin Haverkamp of Macclenny; his children: Christopher (Jeannie) Haverkamp of Kenosha, WI and Wendy (Robert) Jones of Geronimo, OK; brothers Gerald (Nancy) Haverkamp of Palatka and Stephen (Sarah) Haverkamp of Denver; sister Jane (John) Dequenne of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at his church on June 19 at 3 pm with Pastor Tom Pope officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.