Harry “Jimmy” Wymer Sr.

September 27, 1947 ‒ March 15, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

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

  • “Tiny” my oldest brother I will miss you with all my heart. The only thing that brings me comfort is knowing you are no longer suffering and you are celebrating in heaven with many, many loved ones. My heart truly goes out to my sister in law Peggy who has lost her other half. Also to Jamie, Ray, Hope, and all the grandchildren. I pray for peace and comfort in the days to come, I love you all.

  • My big brother, my rock you will be missed but knowing you are no longer suffering or in pain brings some comfort. My heart goes out to Peggy, Jamie, Ray, Hope, grandkids and great grandkids (they are not old enough to understand now) but I am sure their mom and grandma will tell them all about you. It’s probably difficult for Savannah to understand also but again I’m sure her mom will tell her what a great dad and grandpa you were. Give hugs to Dad and Everett and to all other loved ones in Heaven. I LOVE YOU BIG BROTHER HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES. RIH

  • I just cant believe you are really gone. It feels like just yesterday. I was riding with you and grandma to Singing In The Pines. Being spoiled! I will never forget you. My boys are to young to know. But i will tell them all about their great grandpa. They will always know you ill make sure of it. I love you grandpa!!!

  • I will miss him a lot. He was a great friend, and a true Brother in the Lord. I will plan on seeing him again some day soon. Not good,-bye.just so long for now!!!

  • My dearest brother I love you so much and I will miss you terribly. I will always remember that wonderful smile you had until you got sick. The devil might have taken your outward look of joy but not your inner. I will remember all the wonderful times as family but also our wonderful times as The Just Singers. The Lord really blessed us. Peggy, Jamie, Ray, Hope ,grandchildren, and great grandchildren my heart goes out to you and my love and prayers are with you now and always. Love you all so much. So Jimmy I hope you and dad are singing away with our other dad and all the rest of the family that are there. We will see you some day.love you Bubba RIP

  • He was a good hard working family man that will be deeply missed. He is in a much better place, happy,healthy,and singing with the angels. He will be forever in his family’s hearts

  • I have known Harry since 1968 a great freind always a smile and had a laugh about something, another true brick in the wall you will be missed. My condolences to the family I truely blessed to have him as a friend.

  • My heart and prayers go out to his family, I haven’t seen him for a while ,but he was a good friend. He had a heart of gold and always had a smile and hello. God bless him and his family

  • Jimmy was a wonderful man and always had a smile on his face.
    He will be missed by all that knew him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  • He was a very good brother-in-law. I will miss him very much and have a lot fun memories.

  • Uncle Jimmy you will be greatly missed…..I know we had our differences but I still loved you and you were jut being a loving uncle and I know that your wife, kids, grandkids and great grandsons were lucky to have you as a great role model I love you…your flying high now say hello to my big bro Christopher for me please as I’m sure if it was for him I may not be here today……and my grandma and grandpa tell them hello and I love and miss them…..until I see you all again….love you

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss. From what I knew of him he was very kind. May God help you find peace. RIH with the angels.