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James David Karnes

November 28, 1946


James David Karnes, 74, of Lightstreet, died early Thursday morning, April 15th, 2021 at his home.


Born November 28, 1946 at the Bloomsburg Hospital, he was a son of E. Jean (Evans) Karnes, of Lightstreet and the late James J. Karnes. He and his wife, Linda M. (Houck) Karnes would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on June 24th.


Mr. Karnes was a 1964 graduate of Central Columbia High School and then enlisted in the Army National Guard.  He spent his entire working career driving truck, both local and long haul, retiring as a dispatcher for T. L. Miller. 


He was a life member of the Lightstreet Community Fire Company where he served as Fire Chief in the1990's.


Along with his grandsons, he enjoyed collecting and restoring Wheelhorse tractors.


Surviving, in addition to his wife, Linda, are his son, Kevin Karnes and his wife Pam, of Orangeville; two grandsons:  Christopher Karnes and his fiancée Jess Suchodolski,of Washingtonville; Sr. Airman Jonathan Karnes, currently serving in the U. S. Air Force; two brothers:  Richard Karnes, of Orangeville and Philip Karnes, of Lightstreet; and a sister, Gloria Dawson, of Berwick.


Private Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family would like to thank Geisinger Hospice for their excellent care and support.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Lightstreet Community Fire Company, 1630 Monroe Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.  The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton, is honored to serve the Karnes Family.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:

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