James Seymour

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James T. "Jim" Seymour

MANSFIELD: James T. "Jim" Seymour, 61, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield after a courageous, unrelenting battle with cancer since 2008. Born March 11, 1952 in Mansfield, he was the son of James D. and Jessie V. (Thomas) Seymour.

Jim was a 1970 graduate of Malabar High School and of The Ohio State University. He worked as a supervisor at Richland County Job and Family Services retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Lexington Church of Christ and had served as a church trustee. He was a born caregiver and provider of comfort to people in need, always being very responsible at a young age. A quiet man with quick dry wit, Jim was known for his many "Seymourisms". He was an avid golfer in a variety of leagues throughout his life having achieved a hole in one in 2009. Jim was a member of the OSU Alumni Association and was an avid sports fan of all Ohio sports, but his favorite event was following his son's golf tournaments.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sheryl (Phillips) Seymour of Mansfield; son, Dylan James Seymour, at home; sister-in-law, Kathy Gerhart; nephew, Dustin Gerhart; aunt, uncle, and numerous cousins; a host of friends; and his nursemaid and family pet, Lexie. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Jay Seymour.

The family would like to express a sincere thanks to the caring staff and medical professionals who provided Jim with quality medical care at MedCentral and Ohio Cancer Specialists over the last five years.

Friends may call Friday, April 12, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by Pastors Tj Waters and Scott Williams. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. The family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to Lexington Church of Christ, 230 Delaware Ave., Lexington, OH 44904.

Online guest registry at www.wappner.com

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Published in the News Journal on Apr. 11, 2013
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