July 21, 1935 - April 7, 2019

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:00 AM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home


Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 6:00-8:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

Leonard C. James, 83 of Marysville, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in The Gables, Marysville. He was born July 21, 1935 in Rushsylvania, the son of the late John F. and Carrie Edna (Yoakam) James.
Leonard retired in 1979 after 26 years with Seimans as a foreman and was a lifelong farmer on the family farm. He enjoyed farming and word search puzzles.
He is survived by his sons, Scott (Janet) James, Gary (Sharon) James, and Stephan "Butch" (Trish) James, all of Marysville; his grandchildren, Stephaine James, Jeff and Kathryn James, Amara, Chris, Alana , Avery and Claire, Gary James Jr., Melissa and Greg Ray, Ian, Kason and Karter; Cierra James and Brett Meadows, and Tyler James and Zoey Little; his brother, Harold James of Bellefontaine; his sister, Gracie Bolick of Bellefontaine and his best friend his German Shepard, Billy.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara Elaine (Stembel) James; his son, Jeffery Lynn James; his brothers, Everett "Jess" James, Clair Andrew James, Willis Robert James, and Donald Lewis James; his sisters, Marguerite James, Virginia Yoder, and Annabelle Sanders; and his half-brother, John Augustus James.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in FRESHWATER, McDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the funeral home with Pastor Chris Livingston officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Kimberly Rinehart Stalk - Apr 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. He was a wonderful man. My heart and prayers to all of you.
Lisa Miller-Music - Apr 10, 2019
Scott, Gary & Butch I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of time spent at your house. We never forget those we grew up around. You all are in my thoughts & prayers. Sending lots of love & hugs Lisa Miller
Mike and Linda Hitchcock - Apr 10, 2019
Our heart is with you, Scott and family. It's hard to adjust with parents passing on, but knowing they are at peace and together again should be of some comfort. Lennie is cruising around in his truck and Barb has probably prepared some home cooking for him in those soft clouds above.
Kim Groves- Rea - Apr 9, 2019
Sending prayers for the loss of your dad. We are so sorry. Love- Kim and Brian Groves
Annie Ball - Apr 9, 2019
I have great fun memories of Lenny. Didn’t know him long but long enough to feel blessed to have met him! Glad he is in peace and pain free!
Rebecca Oman - Apr 9, 2019
So sorry to hear about your dad passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and family god bless

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