James Harvey Lahmon
May 31, 1937 ‒ January 20, 2020
James H. Lahmon, age 82, of Sunbury, OH, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Heartland of Westerville with his loving family by his side.
Longtime member of Condit Presbyterian Church where he was honored as Man of the Year, 2014, and has served as a trustee. Veteran U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, Ft. Campbell, KY. Proud of his military career, which played an important role in his life. His unit was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and was on the campus of Old Miss University when James Meredith became the first black student to attend.
Jim worked for many years with his brothers in their father’s roofing and siding business, worked for Western Electric, Panther Express and retired from Nationwide Insurance where he worked for 6 years.
Jim enjoyed working around his house, cutting and splitting wood, feeding the birds and most importantly spending time with his family.
Born May 31, 1937 in Granville, OH to the late Floyd and Emma (Morrow) Lahmon, one of 16 children. Also preceded in death by stepmother, Mary Hinton Lahmon; stepfather, Carl Redifer; brothers, Cary, John, and Bill Lahmon, Dick Hinton; sisters, Frances Cathel, Doris Wolf and Betty Messenger.
Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Mary Jane; daughter, Julia (Jack) Miller; grandson, Brian (Brittany) Miller; granddaughter, Emily Miller; great-grandson, Brennan Miller; sisters, Faye (CJ) St. John, Laura (Bob) Meek, Carol Ann (Larry) Tomes and Sharon Lahmon; brothers, Bob, Ralph (Linda), Floyd (Kim), George (Jane) Lahmon and Ronald (Bea) Hinton.
Friends may call 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday. Rev. Annie Melick and Pastor Walter Bruah officiating. Interment with military honors at Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville.
Contributions may be made to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424,
Sunbury OH 43074 in Jim’s memory.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Lahmon family. Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.