PITSBURG, OH - James E. "Jim" Kepler, Age 86, a lifelong resident of Pitsburg, OH, passed away at Village Green in Greenville on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merl & Kathryn Kepler & by a brother, Don. He retired from Troutwine Auto Sales and was a 1953 graduate of Franklin-Monroe High School. Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne; son, Michael (Leslie) Kepler; daughter, Melinda (Kent) Myers; grandsons, Jason (Angie) Willis, Trevor (Katie) Myers & Kip (Kelli) Myers; great-grandchildren, Brady, Casey, Eli, Effie, Willow, Jamey, Harper, Eliza & Oliver along with numerous other relatives and friends. At Jim's request, a private burial service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences may be sent by going online to www.kreitzerfuneralhome.com.