KETTLERSVILLE - James V. 'Jim' Beatty, 69, of Kettlersville, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Loramie while camping with his family. He was born Nov. 9, 1943, in Dayton to Tilford and Mary Craycraft Beatty. Both parents preceded him in death. On June 4, 1997, he married Jane Sager, who survives in Kettlersville.
Jim worked as maintenance supervisor with Emerson Electric in Sidney and retired from General Motors in Dayton. Having many talents he worked construction, in restaurants, roasted pigs, and putting together cookouts where he could feed his family and many friends. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen.
After graduating high school he continued his education at Ohio University in Athens. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Air Borne Ranger. He is a member of the American Legion, Post 241 in New Bremen and was a proud member of the National Harley Owners Group and the Miami Shawnee Hog Chapter. He loved and cherished time spent with his family, camping, hunting, NASCAR and his Harley.
Survivors also include step mother, Janie Beatty of North Middelton, Ky.; a daughter ,Tessa Rose Beatty of Kettlersville; three sons Jamie (Tracy) Beatty of Columbus, Tom (Jamie Eidemiller) Sawyer of Tipp City and Seneca (Paige) Beatty of Vandalia; six grandchildren, Jace, Gabby, Reese, Jacob, Buffy, and Breea; one sister Mary (Chuck) Barnes Bradley of Seminole, Fla.; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Ellen Rose Sager; former wife, Nedra Beatty of Troy; and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, 311 West Main St., Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin 11 a.m., Friday at Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. The Rev. Thomas Sager will officiate. Military rites will be observed by the American Legion 241 New Bremen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region
555 Valley Street Dayton, OH 45404-1844.
Online condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.
Bayliff & Son Funeral Home
313 W. Main St. Cridersville, OH 45806
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Sept. 6, 2013