Jimmy H. Sommers

December 04, 1939 ‒ January 24, 2020

Ashland, Ohio

Jimmy H. Sommers, age 80, of Ashland, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  He was born on December 4, 1939 in Akron, Ohio to the late John W. and Axline (Yerks) Sommers.

Jimmy loved to fish and would go every opportunity he could.  Jimmy had a great work ethic and it served him well at Duffy’s BP Station in Ashland, and as a handy man after retirement.

He is survived by a brother, Wesley Sommers; a sister, Joy (Dr. Gary) Campbell; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters: Roy and Dale Cook, John and David Sommers, Emma McIntyre, Betty Guttenburg, Harriet Scott, Margaret (Peggy) Brown, Freda Prather, Clara Coy, Bertha Helman, Marguerite Mary Louise Amstutz, Nellie Workman, and Kathryn (Kate) Smith

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Hospice: 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr #170, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Jimmy H. Sommers.

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  • Dear Joy & Family,
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. May God comfort you in your time of grief. Blessings,
    Dennis & Diana Snyder

  • Dear Joy & Family,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Jimmy was a very good friend of our families and he was a heck of a mechanic if there is anything I ever needed he was there. and when Jimmy and Wesley needed a ride somewhere and they didn’t have transportation I was only a phone call away I will really miss him. I’m praying for you and your family. Our condolences to you and Wesley and the rest of the family for your loss.

  • Sorry for your loss Praying your memories will know what a blessed person Jim was, He help our family with vehicle repair any time we needed it, Went fishing with our sons. He was a blessing to others. Prayers to you and your families.

  • My Uncle Mick and Uncle Neil owned Duffey gas station. I would stop in as a kid and couldn’t wait to see Jimmy. He was so funny and a good man. He took me fishing on 603 by the old iron bridge. We caught a pike and plenty of catfish. He always had the best stories and was one of the funniest people I’ve known. I’m glad to have known him.

  • So sorry for your loss he was a great friend almost like a second dad to me going to miss my fishing buddy and bowling buddy he taught me so much R.I.P Jimbo

  • Why wasn’t there a funeral service for him. My husband Jeff Boales and his brother Gary Boales. Sorry for the loss he was a good man in short time I’ve known. Just wish we were notified about this. Jimmy loved my husband.