James B. Carman, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Sweet Springs, W.Va., on Aug. 22, 1934, to the late Byron and Leafy May Walker Carman.
Jim was married to the late Lena Spain and they had three children, David Carman of Bellefontaine, the late Margie Sue Dennison and the late Bruce Carman.
He later married the former Nancy L. Faler and she survives, along with their daughter, Julie (Mark) Dixon of Bellefontaine; a stepdaughter, Stephanie (Mark) Koldan of Bowling Green; nine grandchildren, Shawn Dennison, Billy Jo Davis, Rebecca Carman, Jenna Carman, Ryan Carman, Allison Koldan, Michael Koldan, Garrett Dixon and Lauren Dixon; a great-granddaughter, Shellby Mays; a brother, William “Butch” (Sharon) Carman of DeGraff; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Lattimer and Carole Peele; and three brothers, Lawrence “Buddy” Carman Sr., Roger Carman and Owen Carman.
Jim retired as vice-president of manufacturing from Airstream in Jackson Center following 41 years of service. He was a fan of Elvis Presley, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Michigan. He enjoyed flower gardening, boating and traveling in his Airstream trailer.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, where Pastor Bryan Meadows officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial follows in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Foundation Palliative Care Unit, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213-9924 and to the Mary Rutan Hospital Foundation, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.