James L. Jim Piatt Jr., 87, of Neodesha, died Tuesday morning, December 07, 2010 at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Neodesha. Services, under the direction of PenwellGabel Loran Fawcett Chapel, will be, Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Neodesha with Pastor Jim Logan officiating. Friends may stop by PenwellGabel Loran Fawcett Chapel from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 to sign the register book. Interment will be at the Neodesha Cemetery. James Leslie Piatt Jr. was born March 17, 1923 in Neodesha, Kansas to James L. Piatt Sr. and Maud I. Smith Piatt. Jim attended school in Neodesha and worked for American Refinery Company in Neodesha for over 30 years, then later sold cars for Giltner Motors, was a Scale Man for Midwest Minerals and then when on to work for the City of Neodesha where he retired as the Cemetery Sexton. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Neodesha where he was for many years the Sunday School Secretary and the Music Director. Jim married Betty Jean Davis on January 10, 1942 in Independence, Kansas and she precedes him in death. He is survived by three sons Jerry amp wife Sandy Piatt of Neodesha, Kansas, Dean amp wife Janice Piatt of Madison, Kansas, and Donnie amp wife Margaret Piatt of Springfield, Missouri Eight Grandchildren Nine GreatGrandchildren and Five GreatGreat Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers and three sisters. The family has suggested memorials to the Grace Baptist Church AWANA Building Fund or to Harry Hynes Hospice and memorials can be left at the funeral home.