James “Jim” Hulbert

August 11, 1946 ‒ January 22, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

FREDERICKTOWN: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:3

Jim moved into his new heavenly home Tuesday morning January 22, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was 72.

He was born August 11, 1946 in Peru, Indiana to parents Warren & Dorothy (Bingle) Hulbert. Jim graduated from Edon High School with the class of 1964 and went on to graduate from Great Lakes Christian College after which he served his country by joining the Air Force.

A beautiful young lady named Jeanine Cook caught his eye in high school and they dated all through school. The pair made their commitment to each other official getting married on Sunday, August 14, 1966.

Jim worked many different jobs including farmer, race track owner, feed salesman, auctioneer, family counselor and minister, where he served God for over 30 years. In recent years Jim regularly attended and was active at Storyside Church.

In spare time, he took pleasure in watching races, traveling just about anywhere and above all, Jim cherished his family especially his grandchildren. Jim will be remembered for his sense of humor, his way with words and his outgoing personality.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Jeanine Hulbert; son Josiah (Sarah) Hulbert; grandchildren Leah, Allyson and Mason James; father Warren Hulbert; brother Gordon (Connie) Hulbert; sister-in-law Marytha (John) Pitt

In addition to his mother Dorothy Hulbert, Jim was preceded in death by his in-laws Wendell & Naomi Cook.

The Hulbert family will receive friends Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Jim’s life will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. Pastor Micah Pelkey will speak. Jim will be buried in Rittman National Cemetery.

Contributions in Jim’s memory to Storyside Church (to benefit the children’s ministry) may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • So sorry to read of Jim’s passing. He was a great man with a beautiful smile and laugh. Love this family!! Love and prayers Kenny and Gail Reitzel

  • George and I are very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We regret that we will be unable to attend either the visitation or the funeral due to a previous commitment. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Jeanine,
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s death. I have such fond memories of our high school days together. I am glad he was a man of faith. I know you will find comfort in the promise that some day you will be reunited. In the meantime, prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort.
    Most sincerely,
    Julie Fisher Hagelberger

  • Kathy and I are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that he was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will are with you and the family during this time of grief. Love to all.
    Brian & Kathy Hulbert

  • Such a sweet man and will also be missed always a blessing seeing him at the door greeting at storyside with his wonderful wife we are so sorry Janine love hugs and prayers from Dave and Pat hershner

  • Jeanine, we are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing your husband at church and events. His smile was contagious and brought you peace. He always had great stories and was very encouraging! Jim will be remembered for being a man of faith! David and I are blessed we got to know you both through our church these past couple of years. Jim will be greatly missed! Praying for you & your family that God will comfort you all & give you peace! Blessings & love always!
    David & Tia Liebhart

  • Dear Jeanine and family..
    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.. I can hear telling God a funny story and his infectious laughter..

    God bless you all.

    Pat Curtis Thomas

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We enjoyed getting to know him at our small group gatherings. Jeanine, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Dear Jeanine,
    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You and Jim were very special students to Van. He talked about you two a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Linda Gehl

  • Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers of peace and comfort with condolences to the Hulbert family. Love and hugs to Jeanine.
    John & Michele Swygart & family

  • So sad to hear of Jim’s passing. We enjoyed many good times with the two of you. May God bless your family. Duane and Donna Oberlin

  • Jeanine, So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We were friends back in the Cooney School days. And all through High School. We had many good memories and went to the Columbia Church of Crist together. He will be missed .
    Prayers are with you and your family.
    Larry Parson

  • Dear Jeanine,
    So sorry to hear of Jimmys passing.. Heaven just got one great guy!! He always had the biggest personality I’ve ever known… having grown up with him I have many fun and loving memories. We laughed until we cried … he will be missed by many…
    God bless you and give you comfort … you were a wonderful wife, who he loved dearly…

  • Dear Jeanine,
    We are so sorry for your great loss. Though it’s been only two years since we first met, it seems longer. You and Jim found a place in our hearts – among our dear friends. He will be greatly missed!
    We will miss his hugs and greetings at church. You and Jim were such a great pair. Your warm welcome and smiles made me feel special.
    We rejoice with the thought of Jim’s freedom he is now experiencing. Freedom from limitations from a body that no longer functions freely. Freedom from pain and tears to hearing, “Welcome, my good and faithful servant. “



  • Dear Jeannine and family,

    So sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend and he could always make you laugh and smile. We have missed you both since you left Angola, we had such good times together. Sorry we won’t be able to make it due to poor health . You are in our hearts and prayers today and in the days to come. So glad you have Josiah and family near to be there for you. I know you will miss him terribly, but God will see you through. Love you so. I really want to see you when I feel I can travel. If I can make it to Georgia alone, I can make it to Ohio! I have every other weekend off and every Mon and Tues. we’ll plan it. Love to you and family.

  • Dearest Jeanine & Family,
    Our hearts go out to you. Jim was a special guy. His encouraging smile and infectious laugh always brought a smile to our faces and joy to our hearts. We will surely miss seeing him.
    You have our deepest sympathy/
    Bob & Tina Saxton

  • Jeanine, we are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    George and Linda Hudak

  • Jeanine, Josiah, and Family,

    Normanda and I just heard about Jim’s passing. I made it a point to drive his old 2008 Chevrolet pick up to work today. The whole time I was thinking of that country song by Lee Brice. Jim will always hold a special place in our hearts and our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Wish we were closer to lend more support. Love to you all.
    Brandon and Normanda Eyster

  • Jeanine I am so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. But he is surely celebrating with our Lord and Savior. My heart goes out to you , your son and his family…..he was such a kind and loving man, full of wisdom. May God bring you much comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    Karen Zank

  • I am sorry to hear of Jims’ passing, Im sure it will leave you with an empty place in your heart. Jim and I didn’t always agree but we were good friends. Our most sincere condolonces to you Jeanine and Josiah and family.

    Lovingly, Glen & Janet Rogers

  • I’m very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. My life is completely changed for the better as a result of Jim. So sorry for your loss, Jeanine.

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for the family. May the many memories comfort you during this difficult time. Mary Ann (Hulbert) Baker

  • Was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, He was a very good man.
    , I know of no one he ever harmed.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter
    Desiree Neff spoke very highly of him.
    My prayers are with you!

  • Jeanine and family,
    So sorry for your loss. We are unable to be there but know that my family and I are thinking of you and sending prayers your way. Jim was such a wonderful man and will truly be missed. I feel like it was only a short time ago since we saw you at dads funeral. I have a feeling they are causing a ruckus up there! God Bless! Beth Weicht Lee and family !

  • Dear Jeanine,
    So sad to hear of Jim’s passing.
    He was a good friend to many at EHS.
    Rejoice in the memories and love you two shared.
    Best wishes.