Posted on Sep 26, 2012 - 01:48 PM

James (Jim) A. Dreelin Jr. of Dutton, passed away on Sept. 24, 2012.

Jim was born Jan. 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 the American Legion Post 83 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; nine grandchildren and four 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, Sept. 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.