James William Amble, 75, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas. He was born in Colfax, Wis., to the late Phillip and Selma Amble.

James graduated from Chetek High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from Indiana Institute of Technology. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969 as a communications operator. James was an industrial engineer with General Motors for 44 years, retiring in 2009. James was an avid University of Wisconsin sports fan and loved to travel the world with his wife.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Gail Ann Marie Amble, of Arlington; sons Tom and Lauren Amble, of Denver, Colo., Joseph Poppy, of Robbinsdale, Minn., Jeffery and Christine Poppy, of Weston, Conn., and Michael and Amy Poppy, of San Francisco, Calif.; and grandchildren Alison Poppy, Dylan Poppy, Nigel Poppy, Van Amble, Rhys Amble and Nora Amble.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roger Amble and Gerald Amble.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, Ind., with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be on Friday, Jan. 10, at 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Concordia Gardens Cemetery, Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.mccombandsons.com.

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