John James

John L. "Johnny" James

July 18, 1953 - May 24, 2019
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John “Johnny” James, 65, of Marysville, died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest.

John was born July 18, 1953 to Junior and Dorothy James. His childhood years were spent in Milford Center and he went to Fairbanks Schools.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lana, in-laws Bob & Flo Gordon, sister-in-law Anne James, brother-in-law, Don Dooley and nephew, Joe James.

He has 4 siblings, Paul (Anne) James, Jim (Cathy) James, Frieda Baldwin, Sue (Don) Dooley.

He married Lana Gordon and they resided in Marysville most of their life and moved to Mt. Victory for a brief time.

He leaves behind a daughter Kelly (Dustin) Young. Two amazing grandchildren, Blaze and Brielle Young.
He also leaves behind a long list of extended family, David Gordon, Sam (Denica) Gordon, Jessica (Grant) McCreary, Mike Ferryman, Bob & Jackie Craig, Rachel Hess, Sonya Rigney, Gina McHugh, Christi Hess-Piccolantonio, John, Jarod, Chris and Jason James, Kim James, Alecia Worthington, and Mackenzie James, along with special friends, Nancy Makenzie, Eddie Dillon, Bobby & Justin Caldwell, Mark & Tim Blinn, Dale & Libby Stidam, Turk & Kat Michel, and an endless list of friends throughout the years.

He owned and worked at Bob Gordon TV Service alongside his father-in-law for many years in Marysville. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish, hunt and camp in previous years. He treasured his mounted fish and deer. He spent many years arrowhead and mushroom hunting. He was an old fashioned cook and loved to cook for everyone, he took pride in his cooking skills. He liked working with his hands, gardening, and listening to loud rock n roll music.
Johnny had a nickname for everyone, and he was everyone’s “Uncle Johnny” He loved spending time with his family, friends and bragging about his grandkids. He was truly one of a kind.

In keeping with Johnny’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services held at this time and a Celebration of Life Service is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home to help with the unexpected expenses. Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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Bill Haynes

Posted at 09:24pm
Rest in peace Johnny, I'm slapping my belly real hard in memory of you!!!

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