James Alan Yarger
February 16, 1946 ‒ October 09, 2021
BUTLER: James Alan Yarger passed away of a short illness Saturday, October 9, 2021 and was blessed to be surrounded by his family in his home. He was 75.
He was born February 16, 1946 in Richland County to parents Gerald & Eileen (Leedy) Yarger.
James worked with Nelsons Tree Service, LPP and served many Amish families by driving them where they needed to go. He became such good friends with the Amish they became his second family.
If you knew James you knew he enjoyed smoking cigs and drinking his Diet Dew. He was a jeans and boots kind of man who loved the country life and even planted a garden in the summer. He enjoyed being outside and wasn’t afraid of hard work from cleaning his semi-truck, wrenching, cutting trees down and fire wood, mowing, working side jobs or even riding quads, he always had something to do.
Though he may be called “STUBBORN” by some, James never knew a stranger. He cared about others around him and his family was the most important thing in his life! He especially enjoyed getting together with the grandchildren and great grandchildren and telling old stories. Between cookouts and home cooked meals he loved to get together and eat and he would be the one to find the sweet treats as they were his favorite. If he took time to sit down and watch something he would choose an old western movie and he enjoyed watching them over and over again. He will be greatly missed!
He is survived by his daughters Patricia (Greg) Heimbuch and Paula Tollison; grandchildren Kayla (Nick) Rogers, Danielle Hatfield, Jenna Hatfield, Carter Heimbuch, Hunter Tollison and Wyatt Tollison; great-grandchildren Bailee Montgomery, Amelia Rogers and Reid Hatfield.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by grandson Garrett Tollison and son-in-law Scott Tollison.
A graveside service will be held at Bunker Hill cemetery Friday, October 15, 2021 beginning at 2 pm. Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate. Military honors will be performed by Bellville American Legion Post # 535. A luncheon for guests will follow the services.
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