James "Jimmy"-Lancaster-Obituary

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James "Jimmy" C. Lancaster

Clermont, Florida

Sep 23, 1962 – Aug 23, 2021 (Age 58)


September 23, 1962
August 23, 2021
Clermont, Florida


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BECKER FUNERAL HOME, INC - Clermont Obituary

James Charles Lancaster

September 23, 1962 – August 23, 2021


It is with sorrow and love that we mourn the passing of Jimmy C. Lancaster. Jimmy passed away on August 23, 2021, in Clermont, Florida after courageously battling COVID for 2 long weeks. Jimmy was born September 23, 1962, to Jim Lancaster and Charlotte Gronmark. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary (Mihlbauer) Lancaster, his daughter Amber Malia Anderson (Luke Anderson and their 4 children: Maylea, Judah, Willow, and Eden) and his 3 sons: Shane Kimo, Caleb Keoni, and Jordan Kale, his mother, Charlotte Gronmark (Jim Gronmark), his sister, Sharon Pattishall (Chuck Pattishall and their 3 daughters: Emma, Haley, and Audrey) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Jimmy was born and spent his early years in Massachusetts. The family moved to Brandon, Florida in his teenage years. He graduated from Brandon High School in 1980 and went on to attend ITT Technical Institute. After graduation his career took him to Texas where he accepted a position at Texas Instruments where he met his wife, Mary. In time his career led him back to Florida where he continued to advance with Triton Networks, Motorola, Brijot Inc, Ocean Optics, and most recently at SA Photonics.  Jimmy was an expert on cars and fixing just about anything. After finding and purchasing the perfect 5-acre location in Clermont, Florida; Jimmy and Mary then built their family home where they raised their 4 children. Over the coming years, tending their vegetable and flower gardens brought them much happiness.

Jimmy enjoyed spending time with family, his best friend Deke, and his many other friends.  He enjoyed helping other people and volunteering at church.  Jimmy loved fishing, baseball, and soccer. He enjoyed watching his children play sports.  His love of fishing led him to many tournament victories.  Jimmy loved his children and enjoyed all their piano recitals. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren. Jimmy was deeply loved, and he will be forever missed.

A celebration of Life will be held at Mosaic Church – 14175 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL 34787 on Thursday, September 2 at 11:00 am.

Please join us as we celebrate Jimmy’s life. The link to the livestream is: Thisismosaic.org/specialevent

In Lieu of flowers you can donate to Hand in Hand Ministry (125 W Lakeview Ave, Eustis, FL 32726) or to any church that promotes Jesus Christ.  Please understand that Jimmy would rather you donate your time, money, or resources rather than flowers.

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I will always remember Jim as a devoted Family Man, Prankster and Dear Friend. From our time in Texas at TI, working, playing softball and bowling (Jim and his Fred Flintstone bowling bag) to our time at Triton in Central Florida, Jim was always a hard worker and a great friend. To Mary and the Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time. Dave and Roxy Verrelli

I was so saddened to learn of Jimmy's passing. I had the good fortune of working with him at Brijot. I remember him as being a kind and compassionate man who was always ready to assist anyone in need. My prayers to his family on their loss. God welcomed home a truly good soul!

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Jim, I looked up to you as an example of a man of integrity. A godly husband and father. I know you must have touched many lives. You had an impact on mine. Thank you for that. You finished well brother.

I had the pleasure of getting to know Jim through his work with KTS in Lake Mary. I thoroughly enjoyed our brief conversations around the office. So thankful to hear that he has touched so many lives and that he is now enjoying the presence of the Lord. Praying for the family.

A true gentleman, and always a pleasure to interact with... Jim will be missed!

I've known Jim for over 20 years, mostly through our work together. What a great guy. I'm better for having known him. I will miss him. My prayers are with Mary and the family and all of us who loved him.

Jimmy was a great person and a good friend. Our condolences to Mary and the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Martin & Kathy Mattox

I first met Jim, about 21 years ago when we worked together at TNS. Later our pathed crossed again at Ocean Optics when I hired him on to my team. He was one of the nicest guys I've know. I enjoyed the time we spent in Germany together seeing the sites. I'll miss him terribly and wish his family the best. The world will not be the same without him.