James T. Selvage
James Thomas (Jim) Selvage, age 85, passed away peacefully at Kingston of Ashland on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was born January 1, 1936 in Paintsville, Kentucky, the son of the late John W. (Bill) Selvage and Martha McFaddin. Jim (Jimmy to his brothers and sisters) was retired from Larry Enderle & Sons Grain. Previously, he had worked for many years at Diebold in Wooster. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, spending many hours tending to his flowers and vegetable gardens. His flowers were admired by his neighbors and people driving by his home in rural Jeromesville. On several occasions, he even had garden clubs visit. The brightest part of his life was spent with his grandchildren. They were the light of his life. Jim also enjoyed listening to country gospel music, including his favorite Bill Monroe gospel CDs. He also attended Jeromesville Christian Church.
On August 25, 1962 Jim married Norma Jean Perry. Survivors include his sons, Thomas (Vickie) of Ashland and Douglas (Sara Armani) of Berlin, Germany; grandchildren Thomas and Eliana Selvage of Ashland and Edwin Armani of Berlin, Germany; sisters, Sara Seibert of Wooster, Nancy (Don) Atterholt of Loudonville, Judy Hines of Dalton, and Pauline (Harry) Van Den Doleweert of Mansfield; brothers, Willis (Ruby) Selvage of Wooster and Roger (Peggy) Selvage of Ashland; and sister-in-law Sue Selvage of Wooster; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Selvage and two brothers-in-law Doyle Hines and Tom Seibert.
Friends may visit with the family at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Keith Winn. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. After the burial, a meal for family will be served by the Jeromesville Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Hillsdale Cares c/o Cindy Young, 75 W. Main St., Hayesville, OH 44838.
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