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September 5, 1937 - April 27, 2022
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James “Jim” E. Symonds, 84, passed away on April 27, 2022, at 1:25 am, at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
James was born September 5, 1937 in Alger, OH, to Delmar and Marjorie (Longbrake) Symonds who both preceded him in death. On August 5, 1961 he married Barbara “Barb” (Gottfried) Symonds who survives in Lima, OH.
James graduated from Lafayette High School in 1956. He was honorably discharged from the United States Marines after six years of service. James started his career as a plumber at Spencer Pluming and Heating. He later worked at West Ohio Gas Company as crew leader and retired after twenty eight years. James and his wife were members at Faith Temple Church. He was well known as a hard worker and providing for his family. He cherished his wife Barb and loved his children and grandchildren dearly. James always enjoyed getting together with his family for various cookouts and holidays. Some of his hobbies included in camping with his family and riding motorcycles.
James is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Symonds of Lima, OH, children, Tamara (Larry) Meeker of Harrod, OH, Tereasa (Brent) Luchini of Lima, OH, Tanya (Greg) Sutton of Gomer, OH, seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Steven Symonds, siblings, Wilma Jean Kennedy and Lois (Ernest) Cotrell.
Funeral Services will be held on April 30, 2022 at 12:00pm at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL. Pastor William Turner to officiate the service. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10:00am until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Allen County, 3606 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.