James Trainer

December 31, 1969

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Friday, December 28, 2012 10:00 A.M. Mechanicsburg United Methodist


4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church

James H. ”Jim” Trainer, 74 of Mechanicsburg, passed away, Sunday,
December 23, 2012 in Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, Ohio.
He was born June 17, 1938 in Mechanicsburg and was a 1956 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.
Jim served his country in the United States Army and Air Force reserves.
He retired from Navistar and Core Materials. He was a member of the
Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg Lodge # 113 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Alladin Temple Shrine, Mechanicsburg American
Legion and the Mechanicsburg Eagles. Jim also served his community as a member of the Mechanicsburg School Board and was on the council for the Village of Mechanicsburg. His favorite hobby was eating popcorn in the new gym and enjoyed playing golf. But most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Judi (Skillman) Trainer, his
sons, Jay D. Trainer of Mechanicsburg and Jeff (Andrea) Trainer of
Genoa, Ohio, his grandchildren, Emma, Sophie, Augustus, Opal and
Hazel, an honorary granddaughter, Caitlyn Shessler; his brother,
Robert (Jackie) Trainer of Mechanicsburg, his sister, Shirley (Duke)
Loveless Dozer of Urbana, his brother-in-law, Don Skillman of
Mechanicsburg, his sister-in-law, Darlene Trainer of Milford Center,
his uncle Bill Westfall Sr. of Mechanicsburg, his aunt Grace Richie of
Urbana, several cousins, nieces and nephews and a host of many
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Irene (Weese)
Trainer, his son, Jon C. Trainer, his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Josephine Skillman and a brother, Dick Trainer.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8 p.m. on
Thursday, December 27, 2012 in the Mechanicsburg United Methodist
Church; where Masonic services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Funeral
services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 in
the church with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mutual. Serving as pall bearers: Augustus James Trainer, Jay Trainer, Jeff Trainer, Ronnie Trainer, William Westfall Jr., Roger Snyder, William Donohoe, Greg Kimball and Andy Anderson; honoray pall bearers: Bob Trainer, Don K. Skillman, Donald L. Skillman, Mike Terry, Homer Gilkerson and Dennis Williams. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, 42 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044 or to the
Mechanicsburg Fire and EMS Association, 18 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; where you may send a condolence to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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