James L. Detter

December 16, 1950 ‒ January 13, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

James L. Detter, 68, of Delaware, OH passed away early Sunday morning, January 13, 2019 at the Arbors of Delaware.

He was born December 16, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Max and Cleo (Hyme) Detter and later graduated from Ferrier’s College.

A longtime resident of the Chulota/Sanford, Florida area, he was a truck driver for many years with Florida Extruders. James has been a Delaware resident since 2009. He enjoyed hunting especially deer, fishing, shooting, and bowling in which he won many trophies. He also enjoyed being a Ferrier and a Blacksmith. A jokester, he was also very generous. He also collected Native American things and white owls.

James was very proud of his children, J. Seth (Lori) Detter of Delaware and Jodie Wyeth (Todd), Amy (Joe) Giannetta, Rebecca Pray, Sarah (Mike) Jeffords, and Laura Detter (Lonnie), all of Florida; grandchildren, Kay, Karly, Chelsea, Makenzie, Norah, Joseph, Chloe, Brianna, Heather, Courtney, Ethan, Micah, Noah, Hudson, Abigail, and Jocelyn; great-grandchildren, Aden, Shaun and Madilynn; brother, Mike (Shirley) Detter; sister, Joy Detter; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, James was also preceded in death by his brother Timothy Detter.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, OH. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Florida.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Detter family’s team by visiting http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=12443&pg=team&team_id=527480

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

  • Good bye my dear brother inlaw. Rest in peace. Your leaving us in this earthly life and on to eternal life. But you will always in here in our hearts with the fondest of memories. Till we see you again.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. He passed his heritage and humor to his child that I am lucky to call my friend. All my love and condolences Amy and family.