Jim Wampler

March 29, 1941 ‒ August 31, 2016

Galena, Ohio

Jim Wampler, age 75 of Galena, passed away Wednesday August 31, 2016 at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born on March 29, 1941 in Galena to the late Eulis Wampler and Virginia Dare (Hubbard) Wampler Ward. He was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Big Walnut High School Class of 1959. He was a US Army Veteran.

Jim enjoyed playing golf at many of the local golf courses. Jim was most proud of his family and treasured the time spent with his wife of 52 years and their three boys and four grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Juanita (Holter) Wampler and they were married February 21, 1964 in Sunbury; sons: Jamie (Kelly) Wampler of Sunbury, Jeff Wampler of Galena, Jason Wampler of Centerburg; grandchildren:  Sarah (Donald) Roberts, Josh Wampler, Erin Wampler, Erik Wampler; great-granddaughter Olivia Roberts; brother: Keith (Nan) Wampler of Cincinnati; sister: Jennifer Coffmon of Westerville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother: Paul Wampler in 2005.

Friends may call Tuesday from 6- 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. Private services for the family will be observed at a later time.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, #260, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wampler Family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


  • Jim will certainly be missed. I played a lot of Basketball with Jim when I was in my twenties and thirties which made Jim in his forties and fifties . He was quite the competitor ! He really was a player for a man that age . I wish I had seen him play when he was in high school. Later when I could not play in my forties , Jim taught me a lot about the game of golf. Sure will miss your smile Jim. Rest in peace my Friend.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was very special to our family. He always made us smile and we so apppreciated his visits to my dad, Warner Breece, in his later years. He was a great guy and will be missed.

  • My Brother Terry and I used to go to the Wampler house in Sunbury when we were kids to play ! We played outside and thier Mom would fix us cold drinks and sandwiches. Those are people and times one never forgets . I workd with Jim many times at Nestle where at one time he was union president. We remained friends all of these years and we all will miss him RIP Buddy!

  • Wampler family- We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs, Melissa & Darren McKenzie

  • To the Wampler Family:
    Gene and I are so sorry to read of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

  • Juanita and family, ◾May God provide you enough strength to face these difficult times, although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you all are very close and in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lorri (Compton) & Les Anthony
    Galion, Ohio

  • Juanita & family, so,sorry to hear about your loss. Jim was a very nice gentleman. You are in our thoughts & Prayers. Frank & Alma Holter

  • The Wamplers all grew up next door to us. They were such wonderful parents and loved their kid so much. Many, many years of sports, games, fun for us all. Memories are so special. Jim was an excellent husband and father, very loving to everyone. God bless the Wamplers at this time. Brenda Whitney

  • It was always a pleasure to talk to Jim. We ran across each other from time to time. Thank you for sharing him.

  • Juanita, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We have good memories of meeting you and Jim at bluegrass. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you.

  • We will miss you Jim, we looked forward to seeing and talking with you and Juanita
    at Lucia’s Silver Sneakers Classes. Go in Peace and with our good wishes and thanks for the opportunity to have known you!!!!

  • To Juanita and the Wampler family,
    I was so sad to hear of the loss of Jim, and I will hold you in my thoughts.

  • My deepest sympathy on your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Judge Amy Salerno

  • I am sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband and father. Your family will remain in our thoughts ands prayers. Phyllis Jolliff and family.

  • I have so many good memories of Jim at Metro. He was always smiling. I admired how he continued to go to Lucia’s class even when he was hurting. When I look at that last row and he is gone, I will be so sad. Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers to the whole family.

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Jim, he was always a fine person. Juanita and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  • We are so sorry to hear the passing of Jim. He has always been in my memory as a fine man. Juanita and family you are in our thoughts and prays. God Bless.

  • To Jason and the Wampler family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your father’s death. You are in our thoughts.
    David Jump and Eileen Pruett

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Jim for your service in The United States Army…. RIP….. And Semper Fi…………… Soldier

  • Dear Juanita,
    I, too, remember growing up with Jim, and of the delightful neighbors that you were when we lived in Galena. Just forwarded a picture to Ami that she remembered having been taken of our children with your 3 boys in the sandbox under the weeping willow tree.
    Thank you for the memories. Please know that you and your boys are very much on our hearts and minds at this time.
    Ann and Bruce