Jim Wyant

November 09, 1948 ‒ October 29, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Jim Wyant led by example, and his life lessons centered around self sacrifice, humility, gentleness, patience and love.  Jim was authentic, a trait admired by many.  Kind and thankful even during his last days, Jim fought the good fight and finished his race.  He passed away Thursday evening, October 29, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family following a courageous 7 year battle with cancer.  He was 71.

The son of Vernon James and Rebecca (Wright) Wyant, Jim was born November 9, 1948 in Kattanning, Pennsylvania and graduated from Crestline High School in 1966.  While in high school he began dating Marge Strauch.  On April 27, 1968 the two were married.

Jim earned a certification in robotics from North Central State College.  For 43 years he was a dedicated employee for PPG Industries.  Following his retirement from PPG, Jim worked for 12 years at Weekley’s in Butler.

Jim was always invested in his son’s lives.  Playing catch for hours, he also coached and encouraged his sons as they played baseball and football.  His joy in sports continued as he became, grandpa.  Jim cheered from the stands as ”Pops”.  He was loving and kind, soft spoken and gracious.  An encourager, he was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa.

Jim loved the Lord, and was a member of Crossroads Church in Mansfield.

He is survived by his devoted wife Marge Wyant of Mansfield; sons Jim Wyant of Reynoldsburg and John (Janelle) Wyant of Mansfield; grandchildren Jadon, Jack, Julia, Zach, Quenten, Arianna, and Tierney; and sister Janine Cherry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Joseph Wyant and sister Jill Watkins.

His family will receive friends Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 4-7 pm at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 am.  Pastor Dave Vance and Pastor Roger Speck will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Crossroads Church or Southern Care Hospice may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to his family may be made by visiting: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Margie and boys. Jim and I were able to be summer buddies thanks to our parents and grand parents. We grew to be very close. I will always cherish those times.

    My you hold one another close in this time of sorrow, knowing what a fine man he was.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of my Brother in Law, high school friend, and classmate . Jim and I spent many years together on the football field. He was a great husband to my sister and a great family man. He will be greatly missed. May God bless his family in their time of morning.
    The Crestline Class of 66 has lost another great classmate.

  • Marge, Jim and John, so sorry for your loss. Jim was always such a nice person. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to the Wyant family. Jim & Marge were an adorable couple! Jim was a kind and gentle soul. I thoroughly enjoyed watching his video. You have a beautiful family. May God heal your hearts.💜

  • Jimmy was a close friend and co-worker. We had so many great times just being together. He was always a pleasant friend to have. We went through maintenance training together and had many memorable times. Jim and Marge are two of the nicest people you could ever meet. My condolences go out to the family and especially Marge. She was a wonderful caretaker in Jim’s latter years. God Bless your family!

  • May God help and heal you and family, during this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts for all of you! Jim was such a good man, husband and father. You was blessed to have him in your lives! I am so sorry!!!!! Love to all of you.

  • Margie and family,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear about Jim. He was always such a good person. The great photos showed everyone what a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend he was to all who were lucky enough to know him.
    I pray that you find comfort in your memories.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you Marge and Family during this difficult time. I remember Jim and Marge with many fond memories of fun we shared. May your Faith and the memories you hold onto sustain you in the days ahead.

    God’s Peace,
    Dana Lehman

  • Marge and Jim and John and family,
    So sorry about the loss of Jim. He was such a great person, husband and father and grandfather. Hope you mend and feel better soon. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Marge and sons, sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I worked with Jim and his dad for several years and car pulled with them. May he rest in peace in Gods hands.

  • Dear Marg,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Karen Gledhill

  • Dear Marge,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be thinking and praying for you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He did fight the good fight. I am sure he will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to Marge and the family,

  • Marge and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you during this time of grief. May your memories help heal the pain of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  • I worked with Jim at PPG and I am very sad to hear of his passing. Jim was friendly and hard working , He was always willing to help if you had a problem that you could not fix yourself, He will be missed by all his many family and friends.

  • Jim and I grew up together, went to school together, played sports together and worked together, we had each other’s back through out our lives, he never had any enemies, he was a great friend and a great person, it’s hard to say goodbye, so I won’t, all I will say is I will see you again in the after life. Charlie

  • Marge, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Jim. It was truly an honor to have known him and called him friend. He truly was, one of the good guys.

    Much regret and love to you
    Ned and Donna Bauer

  • Dear Margie, John, and Jim,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Jim was a wonderful man whose friendship I greatly cherished.

    I consider myself very lucky to have known him and coached with him
    for so many years. He was a great father, grandfather, and most importantly
    a great role model.

    God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are wi5h you at this most difficult time. I worked with fo4 many y3aars at PPT and enjoyed him and his sense of humo4r. God bless yo7.

  • Margie & family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May your memories keep him close to your hearts and your faith see you through this difficult time.

  • Margie,Jim,John & families,
    We are truly saddened by your loss.. Jim was a good kind man & an excellent role model… He will be missed by all who knew him.. We will keep his memory in our hearts… Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time….
    Jim& Deborah Cheney

  • How sad to read of his passing. Watching the video
    made me smile and sad at the same time.Our condolences to Jims family.May you only have great memories of Jim and the times spent together.The heavens are waiting to embrace him. The popular saying STAY STRONG are words for those left behind.
    A good man moved on will be waiting to meet you again.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I have known just a handful of men as kind, calm and pleasant to be around. I cannot recall a time in all our years at PPG where I ever saw Jim get angry. He was truly someone you wished you were more like. I pray his family takes comfort in the love, encouragement and goodness that he showed you throughout his life.

    Dan Wells

  • Marge and family so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing are deepest condolences too you and the family.Jim was a good friend and the best north end maintenance partner anyone could hope for . I will always remember his friendship and wisdom Jim , as always you answered your last whistle with grace and dignity.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Margie. You are in my prayers. One day we will all be together with Jesus. What a wonderful reunion that will be. God bless you and your family.

  • Margie and family, I am so saddened to read of Jim’s passing. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. Your earthly angel has gained his wings. Well done, good and faithful servant. Welcome Home! With my deepest sympathy and hugs.

  • So sorry, Marge, of Jim’s passing! He was a wonderful and friendly guy! My prayers are for you and your family! God bless you all!