Jimmy C. Bristow

November 01, 1968 ‒ September 04, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jimmy C. Bristow, age 49, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Jimmy was born on November 1, 1968 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Charles (Buddy) and Virginia (Ginger) Bristow.

Jimmy worked as a Master Chef and was employed by Country Club Nursing Home. He loved the fall season and everything that came with it; the trees, football, and golf.   He also enjoyed music, Elvis, classic rock, and country songs being his favorites.

He is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Dawn; beloved children, Haylee, Ashlee, and Clay Bristow, and Robby Whitson; brothers, Charles (Chip), Mark and Julie, and Brian and Amy Bristow; sister, Robin and Greg Tynes; and adored nieces and nephews, Ryan and Lela and their three children, Dallas, Karli and Tyler, Shalyn and Nick and their son, Anthony, KJ and Brittny and their three children, and MacKensey and her daughter.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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  • I have fond memories of Jimmy when he worked at CCRC. I worked with him and admired his way with people and food. He had a ready smile and was well thought of with staff and residents. He treated residents well, and they appreciated that.
    I’m so glad that I had the privilege of knowing and working with Jimmy. I’m so sad that he is gone at such an early age. My sympathies to the family members.
    Barb Snow

  • Jimmy was a one of a kind man. So sweet and funny..loved by many! He will definitely be missed by so many people. Thoughts and prayers to all those touched by this charismatic man..

  • Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I will always remember his as a f unloving guy who enjoyed golf, his extended and immediate family, and life in general. Please accept Suzi and I’s prayers during this sad time.

  • Well, what do I say! Some of our times spent together were few and far between but anytime we talked we always caught back up with each other. Of course we always talked about when we were kids and shucking the corn, Garvin Park and just talking. When I hear Blake Shelton’s song , “I Lived It”, it makes me think about those times! I wasn’t ready for you to leave but I will see you again! Love and miss you!

  • We are going to miss you buddy. You made a lot of people happy with your cooking, your jokes, and your smile. We will always think of you when we watch the Browns or listen to Elvis! Rest In Peace Jimmy.

  • I love and miss you Jimmy Clay. Not a day goes by I don’t laugh from memories of something we did and then follow it with tears.

  • We are very sorry for your loss, Dawn. We always enjoyed our visits with Jimmy, he was funny and smart and loved his family. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Tom and Pattee Hipschen

  • Love and prayers to your family Jimmy Clay. I have such fond memories as children and playing baseball with you. Praying you have the peace we all seek. See you on the other side friend.
    Love Beth (Bell) Jones

  • My heart goes out to the Bristow family. I hope you find some measure of peace in this hard time. Prayers sent for you all.

  • I will love and miss you Uncle Jimmy. You always accepted me for who I was, always offering support and understanding. Some of my favorite moments are with you. You will always be my Scum Devil. A star went out the day you passed. Our hearts break for the girls, Clay, Robby, Aunt Dawn, and Aunt Melissa. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there with you to celebrate his life.

    Shalyn, Nick, and Riley Blue

  • Uncle Jimmy,

    It doesn’t seem real to see an “end” date behind your name. Maybe, that is because my memories of you will never end.
    When I moved to Ohio and everything seemed ruined beyond repair, you tried so hard to help me appreciate my new scenery. I was an emotional teenager who could not and would not appreciate my new home. You would stop at cool places between Sunbury and Mt. Vernon and MAKE me get out of the car to look around and see what the season Fall was ( we don’t have that in Arizona for anyone in Ohio reading this). It took me a while but I learned to love that land and appreciate it. Looking back on such a dark time in my life I now realize how amazing it was to be able to spend time with you, Haylee, Ashlee and Clay..something I wouldn’t have had the chance to do. You always told me the world was bigger than Arizona and that I shouldn’t be afraid to go see it. I will keep that in mind on whatever adventure life throws at me.
    You made some rough decisions in life but you left behind some amazing miracles and memories that we will all hold close to our hearts. I would give anything to give you a big bear hug right now and to hear your laugh.
    I’m thankful I got to hear your voice a few weeks before you left us. I take comfort in knowing you are with Gran and Grandpa.
    Look over all of us would ya?
    We could all use it.