Harry “Jimmy” Wymer Sr.
September 27, 1947 ‒ March 15, 2016
Harry J. “Jimmy” Wymer Sr., age 68 of Delaware passed away at home Tuesday, March 15, 2016 following an extended illness.
Born on September 27, 1947 in Sunbury he was a son of the late James A. Wymer and Ruby A. (Hubbard) Wymer Helton of Sunbury. A graduate of Big Walnut High School in 1966, he then served in the US Army, stationed in Korea.
He worked as a mechanic in the maintenance department of the former Nestlé’s Company in Sunbury. He was one of the last active employee’s, assisting with the plant’s final shutdown. Jimmy then worked with Epro Tile Company until his retirement.
With a passion for Christ and singing, he was a dedicated member of Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church and the Just Singers group. An avid bowler, he bowled several nights per week with the church league, TGIF as well as several others at Cardington, Mt. Gilead and Columbus lanes.
When his boys were young he served as a leader of Boy Scout Troop 108. Always the helper, he assisted every way he could; emotionally, spiritually, and financially. As a collector of Christmas village houses, his collection numbered over 100 houses. Jimmy was also one who enjoyed a good nap. Always the aspiring handy man, he was truly “a jack of all trades and master of none” but he never stopped trying.
With a friendly nature and a caring heart he will be remembered for his love of God and family, most especially his treasured grandchildren.
In addition to his mother Ruby of Sunbury he is also survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Peggy (Kean), children Harry “Jamie” Wymer Jr., Ray Wymer both of Delaware, Hope Miller of Marion, 8 grandchildren; Travis, Cory, Victoria (Dillon), Drew, Amanda (Kevin) Quentin, AJ, Savanah, 2 great grandsons Nathan and Kevin Jr., former daughter-in-laws Tracy, Dawana, brothers Donald (Ruth) Wymer of Marengo, Charles (Jeanine)Wymer of Galena, sisters Luana (John) Simpson of Columbus, Nancy Bartley of Delaware, Laura (Nick)Pennington of Sunbury, step-brothers Dean (Beth) Helton of Sparta, Gary Helton of Marengo, Edward (Peggy) Clark of Delaware, step-sister Mildred Helton of Gahanna, sisters-in-law: Nancy Flowers, Penny (John) Sebring, Fay (Don) Kanode, brother-in-law Randy (Mona) Kean, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father James in 1976, step-father Everett Helton in 2013, granddaughter Ashley Wallace in 1994, step-brother Steve Helton, parents-in-law Rev. B.R. and Esther (Laff) Kean, as well as brother-in-laws; Keith Brooks, Steve Bartley, Roy Flowers.
Friends may call 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday with Pastor Wayne Keith officiating. Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions can be made his family to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com