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Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, of 1717 Harrison Willshire Road, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his residence, following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Tim and Olga (Kiser) Vogan, and they preceded him in death.
He married Dorothy Gibson and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his two children, Lani (Steve) Byrley of Celina and Jim (Freda) Vogan of Lexington, Tenn.; two stepchildren, Deanna (Roger) Hoehn of Delphos and Robb (Lisa) Brenneman of Middle Point; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his former wife, Roxanne Vogan of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Janice Vogan; five brothers, Thomas “Tub” Vogan, Adam “Buster” Vogan, Jake Vogan, Bill Vogan and Pat Vogan; a sister, Mary Ann Vogan.
Jim attended St. Marys Memorial High School. He is a veteran of the Marine Corps. He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys.
Jim loved life and enjoyed being in nature. He also loved music and was a renowned steel guitar player for many years in the area, performing with various bands. He also enjoyed working on his Ford Model A automobile.
Funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. Ron Boyer officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to Jim’s family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.