On Friday, February 12, Jimmy Wayne Platt, loving husband and father of three passed away at the age of 80.
Jimmy was born in Milan, IN on Aug 17, 1940 to Milton Lee and Evelyn (Greenham) Platt. He graduated from Moorse Hill High school and then received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State and a Master and Specialist Degree from Indiana University. For many summers early in his career he was a heavy equipment operator. On August 15, 1966, he married Joan Stute. They raised three daughters J. Taryn (William) Saylor, Tracy Lynn, and Molly Ann (Jeff, grandson Jacob) Dahmen.
Jimmy was a respected lifelong educator. He spent much of his career with the Community Schools of Frankfort. He was a science teacher, assistant principal and principal and was the first principal at the current Frankfort Middle school. He was a member of Rotary Club and a longtime member of the Moose. His true passions included hunting, fishing and attending bluegrass festivals. For over 20 years, he spent winters in the Florida Keys enjoying happy hours with friends, tarpon fishing, live music and dancing. He loved socializing and was always up for a party.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Greg and Doug.
A celebration of life will be on Saturday, April 17th 5-9 pm at Arborwood, Frankfort, IN.
In lieu of flowers, the family is developing a Middle School scholarship plan honoring Jim.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jimmy Wayne Platt, please visit our floral store.