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Age 77, of the Fletcher area, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. He was born June 30, 1935, on State Rte 48 north of Pleasant Hill, to his parents Samuel & Pearl (Oakes) West. He attended Newton High School and graduated from there in 1953. Jim retired from Dayton Power & Light Co. after 31 years of service in the gas division and previously had been employed by several other gas companies. He married his second wife, Phyllis Suzanne Millhouse Freeman on October 20, 1979. He is survived by his first wife and mother of his four children Wilma Jean Ellison; his children Theresa & Kevin Burnside of Troy, Kristina Darby of Troy, Lori Dennis of Westerville, Bonnie Blair of Tipp City; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; four step-daughters; one step-son; 8 step-grandchildren; 1 step great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis; brothers Robert, John, Kenneth West; sisters Jean Byrd and Barbara West. Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy where he served on the Board of Trustees and as chairman of the usher committee. He loved his Lord and served him faithfully. He was an active member in both the Fletcher and Vandalia Lions Club and was a past president of the Fletcher Lions Club. He will be remembered by his family as being a kind, thoughtful, caring, loving husband and father. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 17, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main Street, Pleasant Hill. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. The family will receive friends from 10-11AM Saturday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Baptist Church of Troy. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com

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