James W. “Jimmy” Fife, Jr.

December 06, 1958 ‒ May 22, 2010

Cardington, Ohio

James W. “Jimmy” Fife, Jr., age 51, of Cardington, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Morrow County Hospital.

Jimmy was born on December 6, 1958 in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of the late James W. Sr. and Mary L. (Aumend) Fife. He was a 1977 graduate of Tri-Rivers Career Center.

For more than five years Jimmy had worked for Little Mac’s Tree Service and had also just started a job with Asplundh Tree Expert Company. He loved his job and how it enabled him to always be outdoors. He also enjoyed helping others split wood and was always excited to go mushroom hunting.

Jimmy always found many things to keep him busy when he wasn’t working. Current events were always kept up on by reading his favorite newspaper, the Mansfield News Journal. He was an excellent mechanic and helped many people work on their cars, but especially liked working on his own 1971 Ford Mustang. Jimmy enjoyed playing his electric/acoustic guitar and could always be found watching a good movie. He was never one to turn down a good home cooked meal.

Jimmy will be remembered as a caring, giving person who was always willing to help others, never asking for anything in return.

Jimmy will be dearly missed by his brother, Will Fife of Cardington; his Aunt, Mary Williams of Galion; and his very special friends: Ronald (Alicia) MacMichael of Mount Gilead, Ken Hughes of Marion, Jeff (Melissa) McAvoy of Mount Gilead, and Lud LaRoache of Cardington.

In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by a brother, Douglas T. Fry.

Jimmy’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating his life will be held there at 4 p.m. with Pastor Ray Linn officiating.

For those wishing to express their condolences to Jimmy’s family, you may do so by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Bill and family,

    I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Jimmy. He was a very good man and would have made a very good father. If you want to contact me, it is better to call me at 419-610-7991.


    Nancy Chernay