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James Elmer Betka, 78, of New London, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
He was born August 22, 1942 in Detroit, MI to Edwin Betka and Beatrice Abrahamson Betka. James proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Piedmont Airlines and retired from US Airways after 32 years in the airline industry. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. James was a member of Albemarle First Assembly.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Dieckmann Betka; grandson, Daniel Betka; brother, Michael Betka; sisters, Bev Putzi and Nancy Betka.
James is survived by sons, Robert Betka (Melissa) of Richfield, NC; David Betka (Mandy) of Peyton, CO; grandchildren, Joshua Betka, Adalyn Betka, Josiah Betka, Jeremiah Betka and Lucas Betka; 4 brothers; and 1 sister.
There will be a memorial service held on June 14th, 2021 at 11am at the Salisbury National Cemetery, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Betka family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Derinda Hazelton says
Dave, Mandy and family, we were saddened to hear of Grandpa Jim’s passing. Our hearts hurt for you all. Praying that God will grant you all peace in the days ahead. Cling to and cherish your memories. Love Uncke Vince and Aunt Rin
Harold Martin Bumby II says
My heart and prayers are with you!
Sabre Cash says
Dave & Mandy we are so sorry for the loss of Jim. We send our condolences & love. We pray for peace & comfort for y’all. All our love, A. Sabie & Pappaw.
Mary Ann (Betka) Maxson says
Please accept my deepest condolences. I knew Jim the least of my Denver cousins, but always enjoyed hearing news of your family from my parents Bob and Betty. I wish you well.
Jerry Hearne says
David, Robert and families;
I was stunned to learn of Jim’s passing. I had just spoken to him in March.
JEB and I served together at CGAS SF. I have a tremendous amount of memories that I will live on, until we are reunited again in Glory.
In the meantime, I pray that our Heavenly Father will pour out an abundance of His Grace on each of you.
In His Name and with His Love
John Murray says
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Just learned of this today. In the name of Jesus, praying for total peace and comfort for the entire family. May God bless you all. Love you, Pastor John