James E. Coyer

January 08, 1950 ‒ September 19, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James E. Coyer, 70, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday morning, September 19, 2020 surrounded by his family.  He was born on January 8, 1950 in Matewan, West Virginia to the late Otis Wallace and Gertrude (Kennedy) Wallace.

Jim was a member of the VFW in Mount Gilead and the Ford Club in Columbus.  He enjoyed collecting cars, watching NASCAR, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Indians and the Cincinnati Bengals.  James was a huge Elvis fan, having made several trips to Graceland and many pictures with Elvis impersonators.  His greatest passion in life was spending time with his family making memories they will remember for a lifetime.

Jim is survived by his children, Jenny Martindale and her husband, Todd of Centerburg and Jamie Grubaugh and her husband Bill Berger of Mount Vernon;  grandchildren, Taylor, Miranda, Makaila, Makenna, Lance and Austin and  great grandchildren; Kinsley, Barrett and Jaxson; his faithful companion of over 20 years, Jenny Skaggs; the mother of his children, Jackie Mahinck; and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister Ava Maynard; and a brother, Bill Wallace.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.  A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Friendship Cemetery near Mount Vernon.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James E. Coyer.

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  • Jenny-I am so sorry to hear about your Dad!
    Will be thinking of you and your family!
    Jenny (Stockwell) Curry and Family

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a great Friend to myself and everybody here at Krieger Ford. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Jenny,

    My condolences to you in the loss of Jim. May God comfort you during this time.

    God bless,

    Charles Price