James Otto Martindale, 65 of Chickasaw, AL, formerly of Waterloo, Iowa, passed away on October 16, 2014 from complications of respiratory failure and Multiple System Atrophy.
James was born on October 17, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended grade school at Windsor Heights and one year at Roosevelt School in Des Moines, Iowa. James graduated from Des Moines Technical School in 1964 as an Appliance Repairman and worked at this vocation until 2000. James then was an over-the-road truck driver until 2009 when he was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy.
James enjoyed going to antique shows and doing some buying and selling antiques. James enjoyed NASCAR races and College football.
James was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Janiece of Chickasaw, Alabama, three children, James Martindale II (Coleen) of Parkersburg, Iowa, two daughters, June Martindale of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Jennifer Martindale of Applington, Iowa. Three grandchildren James Martindale III, Joseph Martindale , and Julieann Martindale all of Parkersburg, Iowa. 3 Sisters (Sharin Lind) Louisiana, (Roberta Gonzales) Austin, Texas, (Cynthia McBride Martindale of Des Moines, IA. David and Joyce Clayton, mother-in-law and father-in-law of Clear Lake, Iowa, Sister-in-law Karen Gregory (Brian) of Steamboat Rock, Iowa, Brothers-in-law James (Sherrie) Naber of Fort Worth, TX, Kirk Naber of Winterset, Iowa, Kenneth Naber of Des Moines, Iowa. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
James is preceeded in death of his father, James P. Martindale and his mother, Violet Martindale, a Sister, Claudia Pender and maternal and parental grandparents.