Sorry to have missed the calling, I will always remember Jimmy, he played music with my dad Willie. I remember eating in the restaurant and remmeber the Bar E Club. Rest in Peace Jimmie, when the thunder beats I know you're playing.
A Great Person and Fellow Drummer, Did not know of his passing, Got a Call from a ole pal he told me, Sorry I missed the Calling, Jimmy all ways had this big smile, All ways seen him at Levi Coffin Days in Fountain City, I remember Carloyn Brumbaugh and Jimmy Bertram and my self were the 1st Band to ever play at The Bar E Club, Jimmy would come and set it with us, And the Double Bass Ludwig Kit was a Awsome drum kit, Rest in peace my long time Friend & Drummer Pal
Bobby & Theresa
My memory of Jimmy goes back to when I worked back in the kitchen in early 70's. (Holly was just a little girl then and Dori was a "General"!) When I was serving the line after the dance at Crystal Ball, not sure which was white meat and which was dark meat, but I really don't think anyone in the waiting line could tell either! I just gave them a piece of chicken...LOL! Jimmy was a good man and I'll never forget his laugh! Teresa Speelman-Graves-Brown - Columbus, Ohio
MIKE AND I WILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF JIMMY. HE WAS
ALWAYS SO FULL OF SPIRIT AND FUN. MAY HE BE PLAYING
THE DRUMS FOR THE ANGELS NOW. WE WILL MISS SEEING
Jimmy had a huge influence on our life and our music, we grew up listening to him perform. So many people always refer to Jimmy as a great drummer (which he was) but to us he was first and foremost an entertainer. He was one of the true entertainers. Jimmy is someone we will never forget.
Jim was a great influence on many musicians and friends. He was a great encouragement and fine entertainer. Glad he tred this earth as long as he did as he shared God's joy for His creation. Can't forget the great days at the restaurant in early morning hours after a gig. RIP Jim
Lots of memories from the Crystal Ball days Jimmy taught me many licks on the drums which I employed playing in Frank Lease's band RIP
Holly, our sympathy to you and your family. Marlene & John Schmitmeyer
You have my deepest sympathy over your loss of your Dad. I have so many fond memories of your parent's restaruant. Everyone felt like it was just a family gathering. Your parents enjoyed entertaining and talking to everyone who came. I know your Dad enjoyed playing the drums with the band. He came from an era that enjoyed the music for dancing. I'm sorry to see it going away.
Condolences to the family. So many memories from the restaurant, Crystal Ball and the many gigs with Jimmy. A very good drummer. I don't know if Dorie's cookbook is still available but I think it is a treasure of memories related to that era. RIP Jimmy. Jim Wolfe
Thoughts and prayers for the family who lost a wonderful man that will be greatly missed by everyone, RIP.
My memories stretch back to the Crystal Ball, the Bar E., and the jobs he did with my Uncle Francis "Frank" Lease. Condolences on your loss and heaven gained a fine drummer. MONA
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
So many memories of Crystal Ball, playing on other side of the floor. So glad I got to see & talk to you when I was back last year...RIP Jimmy
RIP Jimmy..Will miss your laugh & playing cards with you.. Thanx for all the good times from Crystal Ball to your restaurant to YOU. Jim Short