James W. DeHaven

January 30, 1949 ‒ February 16, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James W. DeHaven, age 70, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Lodi, Ohio the son of Cecil and Onalee (Kemp) DeHaven.  James proudly served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1983 in Germany before retiring from the Army National Guard after serving from 1983 to 1991.  He also retired in 2012 from United Precast Inc. in Mount Vernon.

James was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing and taking care of his yard.  James was a loving and devoted husband and father who will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Marion (Hofmann) DeHaven whom he married on April 4, 1986; a son, Denny DeHaven of Columbus; two brothers, Michael (Barbara) DeHaven of Mount Vernon, Ed (Sharon) DeHaven of Howard and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard DeHaven.

The family will observe private services at a later date.  The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James W. DeHaven

Memorial contributions in James’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Ron & I will definitely miss Jim and his war stories! We miss all the great cookouts we had with Jim, Marion, & friends over the years when they lived in the country. Ron will remember all the Good Guys car shows with Jim & spending time back in the woods with a campfire raging.Lots of good memories for sure! RIP, Jim!

  • I love you Uncle Jim♡♡♡ you will be greatly missed! Now go enjoy Grandma & Grandpa I’m sure they’re waiting for you to show you the good time in Heaven
    With love,
    Betsy & family

  • A life well lived, many good times to treasure. Jimmyland lives on. Thanks for the many good times and especially, the amazing ribs you barbequed as King of the Grill. Always in my heart.

  • I’m happy to call myself a friend of Jim’s,there is a extra bright moon tonight,I’d like to think it’s in Jim’s memory,thank you for the memories

  • Marion & Denny,

    May you find peace in your hearts knowing Jim is no longer suffering. He put a great fight with against a no win battle. Jim.. I hope you’ve reunited with your beautiful mother and father along with your brother Richard. May you fly high in the clouds. I’ll take good care of Marion & Denny as I love them dearly.

    Mike,Barb,Ed & Sharon I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Sending many prayers to you all
    Dee Hall 😥💔

  • Thinking of all of you in this time of loss. Lisa and I are fortunate to have known Jim.prayers to the family…. for the strength to accept the Lords will.

  • We have many good memories of Jim and are saddened that he is gone so young, but happy that he is in a better place, whole again, smiling that smile and laughing with that laugh that we’ll never forget! Had it not been for Jim, we’d not have met Marion (Schnitzel!) and Denny. Love and prayers to you all. You’re in our hearts.
    Love, Scott and Tina Hagerty

  • I will always remember Jim and Marions warm hospitality. Jimmyland lives on…
    He was a trooper til the end and did it his way. God speed James.

  • To James’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)