James Harvey Lahmon

May 31, 1937 ‒ January 20, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

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.

  • Jane and Julie, please accept my sincere sympathy. We are in Florida until the end of the month so will be unable to attend Jim’s memorial. Hopefully your good memories will help you at this time. Hugs!

  • Jane, my sincerest sympathy goes out to you and all of the family. Jim was a wonderful man, husband, father. The Lahmon’s have lost a big part of the family, God bless you all!

  • Julie,

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I am in the thick of grieving myself over the death of my mother. If you need to chat please do not hesitate. Hold on tight to your loved ones and let them carry you.

  • Jane, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Many prayers for you.

  • Dear Jane, Darlene and I are deeply saddened by the passing of your good husband Jim. He was a faithful hard working man who could fix anything and willing to help others in need. He has been at your side for your entire adult life and will be greatly missed. Your faith and knowledge of God and His son Jesus Christ, who atoned for all of us that we might live again in His presence, will provide great comfort to you in the coming weeks and months. We are here in St. George, Utah and unable to attend the service. We send our love and prayers and best wishes to you. Julie and Jack and their great family will strengthen you as you grieve Jim’s passing. You are a wonderful and strong woman and have blessed our family. Thank you.

  • Dear Jane and family,
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I pray that God grant you His peace and comfort during these difficult days.
    May you be comforted by the beautiful memories you share of Jim’s life.

  • Dear Aunt Jane, Julie and Jack and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. I am only comforted by the fact that he is home with the Lord and is no longer suffering. I will miss him when I get to Ohio and especially his laugh and banter when we are all having our Thursday morning breakfast. It is almost as if I can still see him and hear his voice whenever he greets me.

    Much love to you all. Although I cannot be there, please know that my prayers are with you. I believe that I can speak also for Doug and Vera as I write these words.

    God Bless you and may he provide you with comfort during this time.

  • Dear Jane,

    My heart goes out to you in the passing of Jim. May you come to find comfort in and the remembrance of the many wonderful years you spent in loving togetherness. Time helps to heal our pain of losing our loved ones but the best of memories will go on forever. My blessing and prayers go out to you.

    Pat Bujold Dale

  • I first met Jim when he would come in my grand mother’s bakery “Kenmore” back in the late 70’s. Then all of a sudden I’m at cracker barrel 40 years later and there he is. I remembered that sweet smile and he was always so kind. Glad we were able to see each other again after 40 years. Rest in heaven 💚

  • Dear Jane and family,
    We are so sorry about Jim’s passing. He was a good friend for many years. He was a good person with a great sense of humor who loved his family. We have shared many good times and hoped for more time. We have many good memories, We would love to be with you Jane and will be there in spirit and good thoughts. We love you, Tom and Martha

  • Jane,
    Gene Sparks and all of us were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Gene was so glad to be able to see Jim every week and talk. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gene Sparks, Laura Pennington
    Eric and Belynda Ramey,
    Gary Sparks

  • Jane,
    Martha let us know of Jim’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by all that knew him.
    Steve & Sue Benedict

  • Jane and family,

    We offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time. Please take comfort in his memory.
    You two had many joyous years together;however, please know it has not ended, for you have the spiritual life yet to live.
    Jim was one in a million and his loss will be felt by all who knew him.
    May God’s mercy comfort you from today on.

    With Deepest regard,
    Israel Robinson and family.