PRINCETON -- James T. Banet, 67, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Transcendent Healthcare of Owensville.

He was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Princeton to Gerald and Venetta (Kendle) Banet.

Jimmy moved back to Princeton in 2009 after living in Sacramento, California, for several years. He worked as a manager at Kmart Foods and retired as a manager of Wesselman's Grocery in Evansville. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a former member of the American Legion Post 25. He was also a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton.

He is survived by a daughter, Lashel Montgomery of Encinitas, California; three grandchildren, Savannah, Brandon and Blake Montgomery of California; two sisters, Jane Ann Slinker (Bill) of Newburgh, Judy Hyneman (Bret) of Mount Olympus; two brothers, Jerry Banet (Lynda) of Princeton and Johnny Banet (Vicki) of Mount Olympus; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Bernedette Banet and a sister-in-law, Lois Banet.

A Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton with Father Brian Emmick as celebrant. Burial follows in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. Military service will be held at the graveside by Retired Military Veterans. Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the church. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

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