Swartzbaugh, James

Swartzbaugh, James C. "Jim"

James C. "Jim" Swartzbaugh, age 83, of Springfield, passed away on Friday October 20, 2023, at home surrounded by his family and dear friends, he is now reunited with his family and many friends in Heaven, his mind and body are whole again. He was born December 9, 1939, in Springfield, to the late Creighton P and Alice Louise (Inskeep) Swartzbaugh. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Judith (Judy) A. (Geyer) Swartzbaugh, children, Nikki (Wolf) Patterson of Knoxville, TN and Traci (Russ) Wehlau of Springfield. Grandchildren; Dana Wehlau, Desiree (Tony) Bowman, Allen Ross, Artemas Ross, Diantha Medici, Veronica Ross, Josiah Ross, Beverly Jean Ross and several very special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Jean Owen. He was a graduate of Springfield High School in 1957 and studied at General Motors Instute (GMI), in Flint, Michigan. He was employed by International Harvester (Navistar) for 39.3 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Pastimes Street rod car club, the NSRA (National Street Rod Assn.) and the Madison County Pilots Club. He enjoyed driving his 1937 ford to car shows and riding his BSA motorcycle (with his wife and many friends) across the US, playing tennis and bowling, he was also an avid Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Vols fan. After retiring, he enjoyed traveling the world and spending winters in Florida with his wife and many special friends. The family would like to thank our family and friends for your thoughts and prayers, a very special thank you to Tassi Raber, Tammie Jennings, and Hospice of Dayton for taking such good care of Jim. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Hillside Church of God on Saturday, October 28th with visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Ohio (www.ohioshospice.org). To view Jim's memorial video, leave online condolences, and order flowers, please visit www.littletonandrue.com

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