EVART — James Richard Borden, 75, of Evart, died on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids after a 40-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
He was born to James Owen and Florence (Comstock) Borden on May 25, 1939, at their home in Evart. He graduated from Evart High School in 1957. He joined the U.S. Air Force and worked for Buick in Flint until his health forced him to retire. Jim, aka “Sonny,” aka “JB,” enjoyed fishing and hunting, shooting pool, playing chess and cards, and loved playing golf. When his illness diminished his physical activities, he enjoyed watching sports while smoking a cigar.