Everett L. “Jim” James, 77, of Ashville, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1938, in Greenup, Kentucky, to the late Strother and Alice (Schouster) James.
Jim was a mechanic all of his life and owned J & J Auto Sales and Jim’s Towing Service. He loved his family and enjoyed car racing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan (Harvey) in 2002; a sister, Linda King; and brother, William “Bill” S. James; and grandson, Glenn Pierce.
He is survived by his children, Rick (Donna) James of Chillicothe, Mark (Dottie) James of Bainbridge, James and (Tracy) Hunt of Ashville, Sharrie (Tom) Pierce of Chillicothe, Angela Buzzard of Columbus, Carla (Bill) Varnie of Chillicothe, Robin Kleine of Grove City, Tammy James (Sabrina Ferrin) Darbyville and Sheila (David) Partlow of Ashville; three step-sons, Lon (Carla) Stacy, Bobby (Nikki) Stacy and Estill Moore Jr., all of Ashville; sisters, Wanda Goin of Columbus and Marilyn (Kenny) Hardbarger of Ashville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Harrison Township Cemetery, South Bloomfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Rd., Circleville, Ohio 43113.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal