James G. Pickworth

August 10, 1944 ‒ July 08, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

James G. Pickworth, 72, of Sunbury passed away Saturday afternoon, July 8, 2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville surrounded by his loving family.

He was born August 10, 1944 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Charles and Norma (Buckingham) Pickworth.

Having a passion for cars, James worked as a trusted salesman for Singer and Bob Keim Ford and owned and operated Family Auto Sales in Sunbury for several years.

He was a devoted and faithful member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church and he loved spending time with his family. He was also a former member of the Sunbury Lion’s Club.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Carol (Harper); sons, Guy Pickworth of Livonia, Michigan, Bryan (Deborah) Pickworth of Garden City, Michigan and Bradley (Dana) Pickworth of Ashley; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; sister, Kay Lawson of Powell; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother Larry Pickworth.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Sunbury United Methodist Church, 100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Celebration of life services will follow at 11:30 am with Pastor Michael Mack officiating. A reception will follow the services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is assisting the family.

To share a fond memory of James or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

 

  • Carol…..you have our deepest sympathy. Jim was a special man who could be called upon to help anyone at any time. Rich and Jim shared many times together and he certainly will be missed.

  • We want those we love to be with us always. They bring joy to our life. We want just one more hug, smile and laugh. The pain you feel now is a heavy burden. Prayer will sustain you because as 2 Corinthians 1:3 says, he is the God of all comfort. Be encouraged by the promise of the resurrection.

  • Dear Carol,

    We hold fond memories of meeting for Bible Study in your home and getting to know you and Jim better than just at church. We were saddened to read about Jim’s passing but also rejoiced that he had met our Heavenly Father. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Dear Carol and Family. Diana and I extend our hearts to you full of sadness over your great loss. We offer our prayers for peace and comfort. We have not stopped praying since you announced Jim’s health journey during Face to Face Encounter #1 at Sunbury. All of us on Team Encounter #3 will continue to hold you in prayer for God to wrap you in His loving arms for the peace and comfort only He can give.

  • Carol and family,
    Bette and I send our sincere condolences. I have enjoyed conversations with Jim over the past years. You both were sincerely appreciated in CABLE class. His help at the church was also appreciated. God loves you and so do we.

  • Hello Carol,
    I don’t know if you remember who I am, but I wanted to say that your heart feels heavy to know that Jim is not standing by your side. And then again, it feels light because of you knowing that Jim has crossed over the River into Heaven meeting his parents and brother Larry once again to share in eternal peace. Unto everything there is a season and I am sure that the season you and Jim had together was filled with many blessings and so much love and memories that it will be carried in your heart forever.
    Peace and Love,

  • What can you say about someone so kind, special, helpful, thoughtful and caring. JIM you will be greatly missed. Please look after my loved one and all my pets up there. You always did such a fine job while you were with us. Thank you for being such a good friend and neighbor. Love you Old Cat Man!

  • Dear Carol and family … I am so sorry to hear of Jims passing . It crossed my mind frequently , that I wanted to reach out and say hello to Jim , because it had been too long since I had talked with him . Then something came up and ……. well .. we all know how that goes …. please know that I think of him often and fondly …… Sending healing thoughts to you all … Tom Kossmann and Lisa Wayne

  • Dear Carol & family

    It is with heart felt sorrow to hear of the passing of Jim he was a very good man and a friend to all it was my pleasure of knowing him through out these years. He will sure be dearly miss

    Our blessing to Carol and family
    May God bless you at all times

  • Dear Carol and family,
    John and I were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. It was just a few weeks ago I ran into Jim going into the church as I was coming out and we had a nice visit right there in the parking lot. He always expressed an interest in others and was a kind person. He will be missed by many.

  • Sorry to hear of Jims passing . Always enjoyed talking to him at the car lot and doing business with . Always considered him a friend over the short time we knew one another . Will miss him calling me just to joke with me . Our prayers are with you in these tough times . But know he will always be with you looking down from above . Niles Mahan .

  • Sorry to hear of Jims passing . Always enjoyed talking to him at the car lot and doing business with . Always considered him a friend over the short time we knew one another . Will miss him calling me just to joke with me . Our prayers are with you in these tough times . But know he will always be with you looking down from above . Niles Mahan .

  • Jim was so fun and happy. His smile was so contagious. I will miss him deeply.
    My prayers are with Carol and the family.

  • Carol and family

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cherie Pickworth

  • Our sympathies to the Pickworth family. He joins the procession of saints who have departed the church body in recent times. Heaven’s gain is our loss in this valley of tears.

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