W. James "Jim" Sipes, age 80 of Centerburg, died Wednesday morning March 27, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on July 18, 1932 in Galion to the late Maurice and Bonita (Price) Sipes. He was a 1951 graduate of Galion High School and retired from the US Navy with 23 years of service. Member of the American Legion Post 460 and charter member of AMVETS Post 59 Centerburg, Naval Reserve Association.
Jim enjoyed woodworking, working in his yard and watching Western movies.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years: Phyllis (Fling) Sipes and they were married November 23, 1976 in Centerburg; son: Thomas J. (Kathy) Sipes of Galion, daughter: Tara J. (Randy) Anderson of Mount Gilead, Tamara J. Sipes of Galion, Tina J. (Kelly) Wright of Mount Gilead; step-son: Darrin (Peggy) Perkins of Centerburg; step-daughter: Stephanie (Jim Jr.) Dial of Centerburg;24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brother: Mike (Karen) Sipes of Galion; sisters: Evelyn Cook of Galion, Jackie (Jim) Quaintance of Galion; aunt: Betty English of Galion, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday from4-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Crego officiating. Interment with Military Graveside Honors will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to: AmVets Building Fund, % Rick Chapman, 3894 Columbus Road, Centerburg, Ohio 43011.
Special thanks to Vitas Hospice and nurse Lilly and aid Amanda
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.