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James Leo Sites

LANCASTER: James Leo Sites, 57 passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 at home with is loving family beside him. He fought a hard battle for eight months with small cell lung cancer, never giving up hope for a cure for this dreaded disease.

He was born October 15, 1956 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Herman Ray Sites and Kathy Coomes Nash. He was a member of Good Shepherd Church of Lancaster. A man of great faith, his love for CHRIST was first, wife and family second, thirdly helping others. His love for the LORD was undeniable and he always enjoyed spreading the word of GOD.

Twenty four years of love and joy was shared with his wife Vickie. He served his nation as a proud member of the United States Marine Corp for 13 years and as the saying goes, "once a Marine always a Marine" Oorah! He was an award winning taxidermist in Ohio and an avid outdoorsman of hunting and fishing. He was a Pittsburgh Steeler Fan thru and thru. Famous line of Jim's we got six how about you, when he would get negative comments.

He is survived by his wife Vickie; daughter Tiffany Westhoven; sons Ryan, Jon and Branden Sites; grandchildren Michael, Adam and Nicholas Sites; brothers David and Billy Sells; sister-in-law Gwen (Mark) Fain; brother-in-laws Tim and Phil Millhouse; uncles Jim (Lavetta) Sites Ironton, OH and Paul (Gilda) Sites Jackson, OH; and special friends Mike Whitman and Gerald Mershimer; and his loyal companion Booboo which gave him many hours of love during his sickness.

In addition to his parents, Jim (Leo) was preceded in death by his mother-in-law Helen Lambert Millhouse Raney and father-in-law Phil Millhouse.

Jim's wife Vickie would like to give special thanks to Dr. Saha and her staff, the staff at the chemo fusion center, Dr. Johan Wrondle, the nurses on the 3rd & 4th floor at Fairfield Medical Center, Central Hospice of Ohio, nephew Dwayne, brothers and sisters of Good Shepherd Church, Marguerite Grimm, Melissa Horton and to the many who prayed for us each day for healing, comfort and strength.

A Homecoming celebration to be held at Good Shepherd Church, 700 Spring Street, Lancaster, OH on Tuesday April 8th at 1:00PM with officiating Pastors James Dexter and Gerald Mershimer. Visitation will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM on Tuesday at church.

The Sheridan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be made to Sheridan Funeral Home to help family assist with medical expenses: 222 South Columbus St. Lancaster, OH 43130



Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on Apr. 7, 2014
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