James W. Armstrong

James W. Armstrong, 78, of West Mansfield, passed away, Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

A 1959 graduate of West Mansfield High School, he worked in general maintenance at RANCO in Plain City for more than 36 years. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking and building bird houses and was best known for refurbishing tricycles and wagons.

Born May 11, 1940, in West Mansfield, he was the son of the late Paul Denton and Catherine Mabel Gwinner-Ballinger Armstrong.

On May 25, 1959, in West Mansfield, he married Marion C. Shirk and she preceded him in death April 8, 2010. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Armstrong.

Jim is survived by a daughter, Jan (Jim) Armstrong-Sammons of Georgetown, Ky., and a son, Gray (Kim) Armstrong of Crown Point, Ind.; grandchildren, Autumn Biddle, L’Erin Meadors, Hunter Armstrong and Blade Armstrong; great-grandchildren, Payton and Emma-Lee Biddle; great-great grandchildren, Lane Meadors and Kinsley Armstrong; a sister, Carol Sue DeVaughn of Attica; and his brothers, John Armstrong of Republic and Don Armstrong of Bellefontaine.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, there are no calling hours or services at this time. A Memorial Service will be planned for a later date at the West Mansfield Conservation Club.

Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield.

Express condolences at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.