James V. “Jim” Beatty, 69, of Kettlersville, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, in Fort Loramie, while camping with his family.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Dayton, to Tilford and Mary Craycraft Beatty. Both parents preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1997, he married Jane Sager who survives in Kettlersville.
Jim worked as maintenance supervisor with Emerson Electric in Sidney; and retired from General Motors in Dayton. Having many talents he worked construction, in restaurants, roasted pigs and put together cookouts where he could feed his family and many friends. He was a member of Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen.
After graduating high school, he continued his education at Ohio University in Athens. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Air Borne Ranger.
He is a member of the American Legion, Post 241 in New Bremen and was a proud member of the National Harley Owners Group and the Miami Shawnee Hog Chapter. He loved and cherished time spent with his family, camping, hunting, NASCAR and his Harley.
Survivors also include stepmother Janie Beatty of North Middeltown, Ky.; a daughter, Tessa Rose Beatty of Kettlersville; three sons, Jamie (Tracy) Beatty of Columbus, Tom (Jamie Eidemiller) Sawyer of Tipp City, Seneca (Paige) Beatty of Vandalia; six grandchildren, Jace, Gabby, Reese, Jacob, Buffy, and Breea; one sister, Mary (Chuck) Barnes Bradley of Seminole, Fla.; father and mother-in-law Henry and Ellen Rose Sager; former wife Nedra Beatty of Troy; and many special friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Cridersville.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Sager, officiating.
Military rites will be observed by the American Legion 241 of New Bremen.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region, 555 Valley St., Dayton, Ohio, 45404-1844.
Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.