XENIA James Robert Eveland, age 64, of Xenia, died unexpectedly Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born September 1, 1949 in Zanesville, OH, the son of James L. and Melda V. (Penrod) Eveland, Jim was currently employed with Millard Refrigeration Services in Springfield, OH.
He had formerly worked 25 years with Bob Evans Farms Inc.. Jim proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He was stationed at Wethersfield AFB in England, which is where he met his wife, Jennifer (Sykes) Eveland, whom he married November 28, 1970.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his daughter, Ashley Marie; his mother: Melda V. Eveland of New Lexington, OH; brother: Kevin (Debby) Eveland, of Newark, OH; sisters: Marvine (Jim) Wyrick of Ada, OH; Melanie Turner; Pamela (Paul) Lauderback of Pickerington, OH; Elaine Buck of Monroe, GA; Aunt Ruth Ann of Canton, Michigan as well as Jennifer's family in England; and 2 nieces, 8 nephews and a great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father: James L. Eveland and his father and mother-in-law: George and Stella Sykes.
Jim was a loving and caring husband and father and will be dearly missed.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 AM Friday, October 18, 2013 at the McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Friends may call Friday morning from 10:30 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the
. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.