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James Joseph Lykins I

February 3, 1948 - July 19, 2020

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James J. "Jim" Lykins, 72, of Urbana, Ohio passed away, Sunday, July 19, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born February 3, 1948 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Darlie and Evelyn (Haley) Lykins.

He served his country in the United States Marine Corp as Staff Sgt in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he worked and lived in Urbana, Ohio. He worked at Urbana College as the Plant Director, as well as worked at Fetz Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Jim attended the Central Christian Church in Springfield. He was a member of the Harmony Lodge #8 F. & A.M. Jim and his wife, Gloria of 41 years, who died, October 15, 2019, did everything together. People knew them as "Sly and Nurse Maggie." To sum this up, Jim and Maggie love Urbana and want the people to take care of it. In their words, "we will see you all soon."

Jim is survived by his children; Christopher Scott Sue (Jenny) Lykins, James J. "Jay" (Amanda) Lykins II, Angela Lykins and John Ferguson; his grandchildren, Evan, Cross, Slade Lykins, Emma Lykins, and Jason, Joe, John, and Josh Ferguson; 1 great-granddaughter, Octavia "Miss O" Ferguson; his brothers, Richard (Mary Margaret) Lykins and Thomas Lykins; special friends, Ronald Rehl, and Robert "Coach" Cawley, as well as very special friend, Mary Jo Arick

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gloria Jean "Maggie" (Kunkel) Lykins and his brother, John D. Lykins.

Jim and the entire family want to thank Mary Arick, for her kindness and compassion while caring for both Maggie and then, Jim.

Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. The use of face masks is strongly suggested.

Memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 24, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio with Pastor Mimi Ault officiating.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

Condolences

Bill Goldsberry - Jul 25, 2020
Dear Jay, Amanda and Emma, we send our deepest condolences to each of you. Sincerely, Bill & Debbie
Sarah Monroe - Jul 24, 2020
RIP Jim! James Lykins was my father n law for a short period of my life. I was in the military and had to go to Baghdad, Iraq. I was petrified to leave the comforts of my family including my young son Evan. Jim took me to weigh all my bags and gear at a feed store and once I was in Iraq I found several little flags in my bags where Jim had written love you and we miss you etc. I will never forget his kindness and huge heart under his grouchy exterior. I know Jim must have been lost without Maggie and I’m glad he’s reunited with her. Sending my love and condolences to the Lykins Family.
Judy Potts - Jul 24, 2020
Jim served his country well. He was a great guy and took care of Maggie for many years. Sorry to hear that Maggie had passed. I knew her since birth. Our parents were raised together. John and June Petrie, John and Betty Kunkel. Sorry I will not be able to attend services due to COVID. Sincerly, Judy Petrie Potts
Judy Potts - Jul 24, 2020
Jim served his country well. He was a great guy and took care of Maggie for many years. Sorry to hear that Maggie had passed. I knew her since birth. Our parents were raised together. John and June Petrie, John and Betty Kunkel. Sorry I will not be able to attend services due to COVID. Sincerly, Judy Petrie Potts
Becky shearer - Jul 24, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to the family
George and Diane Cady - Jul 23, 2020
You have our sympathy!
Ed Parsons - Jul 23, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family.
Carrie - Jul 22, 2020
I adored Mr. Lykins. So deeply sorry to hear of his passing. Deep condolences from our store at Aarons.

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