James A. Rine

October 09, 1942 ‒ January 30, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio


James A. Rine, age 75, of Mount Vernon passed away on January 30, 2018 at the Knox Community Hospital.

Jim graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1960 and then went into the U.S. Navy. After the Navy Jim worked for Ohio Power as a lineman and planner.  He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  Jim enjoyed his time and friends at the Fraternal Order of the Elks #140, and Mount Zion Lodge #9 F & AM.  He volunteered at the Station Break delivering meals. Jim loved to Bowl and be part of the senior softball leagues.  He was an avid Buckeyes, and Cleveland sports fan.  Most of all he loved being around his family.

Jim is survived by his children, Robert Lee King II, Brian Christopher King, Jeffrey (Carol) Rine, and Christian Rine; grandchildren, Cecilia Rose King, Halie Ann King, Makenzie Marie Rine, Shelby Denise King, Phoenix Christian Rine, and Ethan Bradley Rine; brothers, Paul Dennis (Amy) Rine, Keith Richard(Carol) Rine, a sister, Patricia Kay (Richard) Reynolds; several nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Sharon Rine.

Friends may call on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a masonic service will be at 7 PM, followed by a celebration of life service officiated by Pastor Marvin Haught. The family will observe a private burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens at a later date with Military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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  • Bob and Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of need. It was a true honor to know and care for Jim over the years. He touched so many hearts and will be truly missed by many. Our condolences and continued prayers for each of you.

  • My sincere condolences on Jim’s passing. Although we haven’t been in touch for quite awhile, I fondly remember him in his younger years He and my brother remained friends . He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Jim.

    Mary Ann Fronce

  • My condolences to the Rine family. It’s not listed, but Jim was also a former member of the Knights of Pythias in Mount Vernon. I was a lodge member with Jim. I remember Jim and Sharon quite well. It’s been years since I’ve seen him. SMIB.

  • My condolences to the Rine family. Jim was a good friend bowled with him. Will miss seeing him at the old old timers games on Wednesday nights.

  • Love to all of you! So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was so loved by all ! Too many good memories to list. He and Mom sure kept each other going at Whispering Hills and know our families are so connected!
    He is now with the others and am sure it is with great celebration je was welcomed.

  • Jeff and Family,
    We were saddened to learn of the loss of your dad. It has been a rough few years for all of you. We hadn’t seen him since the “old days” of swim team. Thinking of you and praying for your comfort during this time. Brad and Dina

  • We will truly miss Jim at The Station Break. He came in to have lunch a few Fridays each month, and was a friend to many here. Our sympathies to his family and friends.

  • We learned of Jim’s passing through Mount Zion No. 9 F&AM’s email. RC worked with Jim at American Electric Power Co. and they were both members of Mount Zion Lodge. We moved to middle Tennessee nearly eight years ago and will be sad to not be able to pay our respects in person. Sending prayers to y’all during this sad and difficult time.
    RC and Marilyn Hunkins

  • Condolences to Jim’s Family, may Jim Rest in God’s Peace forever.

    We graduated together in 1960.

    Suellen (Harris) Brady-Nugent

  • So sorry for your lose . I worked with Jim at the Station Break several years ago we both delivered meals .Jim was funny and very nice to me .

    God Bless
    Faith Dulaney

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I enjoyed running into your dad over the years & catching up. Praying for your comfort during this difficult time. Ann (Cleland) Lehman