James R. Schafer, age 72 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 10:40 P.M. Tuesday February 21, 2012 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Jim was born May 15, 1939 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of the late Edward “Joe” and Esther (Blumenstock) Schafer.
Jim retired in December of 1996 from Chrysler Air Temp of Dayton, Ohio. He had started his career there in December of 1966. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed his motorcycle, carpenter work and watching NASCAR racing.
Jim is survived by his daughters and sons in law Kristi and Pat Studer of Ankeny, Iowa and Jami and Rusty Bookout of Katy, Texas. Grandchildren Nichole (Ben) Barr, Dustin Studer, Ashlee Bookout and Amanda Bookout. Great grandchildren Tyler and Alex Barr. His brother and sister in law Jack and Pat Schafer of West Milton, one nephew and one niece.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 25, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan K. Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Humane Society.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.