James V. 'Jim' Beatty age 69, of Kettlersville died suddenly Monday September 2, 2013 in Fort Loramie while camping with his family. He was born November 9, 1943 in Dayton, OH 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, 3 sons Jamie (Tracy) Beatty of Columbus, OH Tom (Jamie Eidemiller) Sawyer of Tipp City, OH, Seneca (Paige) Beatty of Vandalia, OH; OH; 6 grandchildren Jace, Gabby, Reese, Jacob, Buffy, and Breea; 1 sister Mary (Chuck) Barnes Bradley of Seminole, FL; Father and Mother-in-law Henry and Ellen Rose Sager; former wife Nedra Beatty - Troy; and many special friends.
The family will receive friends 5:00- 8:00 p.m., Thursday September 5, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, 311 West Main Street, Cridersville, Ohio.
Funeral Services will begin 11:00 a.m., Friday September 6, at Faith Alliance Church, New Bremen. 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, Ohio 45404-1844.
Online condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com.