James Harold “Pappy” “Mike” Shuttlesworth

August 20, 1924 ‒ January 14, 2017

Johnsville, Ohio

JOHNSVILLE: Truly from a special generation, Pappy Shuttlesworth was a hard-working and caring man. He enjoyed gardening, driving his John Deere tractor and 4-wheeler and would never pass up a good hand of Euchre. A Godly and family man, he never feared a hard day’s labor and he kept his family on their toes even at the age of 92 with his ornery personality and character. He was often seen frequenting area restaurants to socialize with his friends.

James Harold Shuttlesworth passed away Saturday evening, January 14, 2017 in Country Meadow Care Center in Bellville.

He was born in Carolina, West Virginia on August 20, 1924 to Basil and Irene (Millan) Shuttlesworth. At the age of 17, he enlisted with the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1946.

On December 14, 1946 he married the love of his life, Doris Morrison and worked in the coal mines. In 1948 they moved to Ohio to find work and to raise their 2 children Vickie and John.

Pappy was a tool and die maker and retired from Neer Mfg. in 1986. During his retirement he enjoyed being active and visiting with family and friends. His mind was very sharp and he loved to share stories about his time in the Navy and his adventures from the hills and hollars of West Virginia and Ohio.

Although he will be greatly missed, he is rejoicing in heaven with his sweetie which is what he had been longing for since her passing in 2008.

James is survived by his children Vickie Moran (Robert) and John Shuttlesworth both from Johnsville; Grandchildren Michael (Tammy) Moran and Mary Moran Roush both of Johnsville; Great Grandchildren Robert Moran of West Salem, Mackenzie Taylor and Jordyn Roush of Johnsville; and Great, great grandchild Kenneth Lawhorn of Johnsville as well as a multitude of special family members and friends that were very dear to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Irene and stepfather who was his father at heart, Arthur Hopkins; his wife Doris; brother Basil; son-in-law Robert Moran and numerous relatives.

An intimate memorial will be held at a later date. Snyder Funeral homes is handling arrangements for the family.

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  • Pappy will be greatly missed! I always enjoyed visiting him and Granny at their home, or when dad took me to the shop and I got to see him. He seemed to always know I was coming and had a bag of M & M’s in his pocket for me. We had many great times together! He was like an extra grandpa. Rest in peace, sweet soul. The angels have gained a wonderful blessing! Love you and until later, “Tader”

  • Vickie & John,
    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know you & your families are in my thoughts & prayers. God be with you and yours during this time of need.

    Judy (Bolding) DeIuliis
    Mount Vernon

  • Vickie, John, Mary & family,
    Pappy was a shining icon in our community. I so much enjoyed the occasional moments when I could speak with him. He most always stopped and said Hi when he would see me working down by the road. What a pleasant man whom I’m sure has filled your heart with love. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless you all.

  • To the Shuttlesworth family, please accept my deepest sympathy of the passing of James. I so enjoyed our visits when he came to the Mansfield VA. He was a remarkable man and will be truly missed. God Bless you during this difficult time.

    Rest in Peace Mr. Shuttlesworth

    Barbara Yeager, DPM
    Mansfield VA Outpatient Clinic

  • Dear Vickie, John, and Mary,

    We wanted you to know you have been in our hearts and prayers. Your Dad was very special to us. We always loved to run into him at the V&M or Pioneer Restaurant. He had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest! We know your Mom was waiting for him in Heaven. What a reunion that must have been! We know you have some great memories to sustain you during this time. Love, Al and Shelb

  • We are saddened to hear of Pappy’s passing. He was always a joy to talk to. We worked with him at Neer. He had a great sense of humor. After his retirement and when I started being his part time mail carrier, I always enjoyed it when he would stop me to talk of the days of Neer. Always asking me about former co-workers. Always making me smile. May God Bless you all and console you during this difficult time.

  • So Sorry for your lost. Your dad will be sadly missed. Sending Prayers for your family. May God be with you in your time of need. Amen

  • Sorry to read of your loss. I have fond memories of your family members while at Johnsville. It’s never easy losing family members, but God gives us those special memories to get us through and the promise of an eternal life with Him. Offering prayers for all and hope that those memories will be gifts of peace and hope.
    Loving prayers,
    Mary Carroll

  • praying for a sense of peace and family bonding during this time of sorrow and joy knowing that Grammy and Pappy are reunited and watching over you all God bless and keep you close Amen

    love you all Beth Gerasimof