Jimmy Ray Skatzes, 69, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Heartland of Marion.
He was born June 19, 1949 in Marion to Ray and Mary Williamson Skatzes.
Jimmy graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1968 and, shortly after, was drafted in the U.S. Navy.
He worked many years for the Marion Power Shovel and retired in 2014 from Honda.
Jimmy loved to spend time with his friends and family. He was on several travel bowling leagues and competed in tournaments across the United States. He enjoyed his numerous collections especially shot glasses and hat pins, and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church in Bellefontaine.
Jimmy is survived by his mother, Mary Skatzes of Marion; daughters, Amy (David) McGowan and Courtney Skatzes, both of Marion; grandchildren, Brandon, Austin and Kaden McGowan; siblings, Steve (Deb) Skatzes of Virginia and Susan (Jessie) Kensler, Phyllis Skatzes and Alice Daughtery, all of Marion.
The funeral is at noon Friday, April 5, at the Marion First Church of The Nazarene, 233 W. Church St., Marion, following calling that begins at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion.
Express condolences and memories at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.