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James Joseph Grass

January 16, 1964 — December 2, 2023

Lima, Ohio

James “Jim” Joseph Grass, 59, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s after a sudden illness, surrounded by loved ones and friends.

Jim was born on January 16, 1964, in Lima, Ohio, to James Freed Grass Jr. and Kenyon D. (Bowman) Grass Pryer.

Jim was a 1982 graduate of Shawnee High School, he was a member of the Ball State football team for 2 years, he then served in the Army National Guard. Later he attended The Ohio State University.  Jim worked at Stoops Freightliner, starting as a parts counter person and recently was promoted to sales.  He was a member of Eagles #370.  Jim loved bowling and golfing, and enjoyed watching Browns and Ohio State football.  He loved being “Bear Hug” Uncle Jim.

He is survived by his brother, Mark Grass; sister, Amy Grass; nephew, Gunnar Grass; niece, Greta Grass; Aunt, Sandra Bowman; cousins: Tommy (Perri) Bowman, Robin Patterson, Bonnie Coover, Connie Perry, and Carrie Sue Zatorski; and extended cousins and cherished friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Jack Pryer; uncle, Thomas Bowman; aunt, Betty Jean Whitley; and cousins, Steve Hitchner and Terry Bowman.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  The funeral service will follow at 11:30. Pastor Todd Cosart will officiate.  Burial will follow at Shawnee Cemetery, Lima.

In Jim’s honor, the family has request everyone wear your favorite sports team gear and your hat on backwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society or OSPCA.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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