|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1943|
|Death: ||May 29, 2012|
James A. Persons, Sr., age 68 of Leavittsburg, died Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012, at St. Joseph Health Center. He was born June 24, 1943 in Warren, the son of the late James Isaac Mathias Persons and Luella Alabama Brown Persons. He was a lifetime Leavittsburg area resident.
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years during Vietnam as an Airman 2nd Class from 1961-65. He worked for 18 years at Republic/LTV Steel in the blast furnace and mold yard.
Jim enjoyed wood carving, birdwatching and listening to talk radio. He enjoyed bowling and bowled on area leagues. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan, especially the Cleveland Indians. Jim enjoyed the Browns, Ohio State Buckeye and YSU football. He served as caregiver for several family members. Jim was a member of the New Apostolic Church in Champion.
He is survived by four daughters, Lylia L. (Mark) Egelsky of Masury, Lisa A. (Morad) Bhaih with whom he made his home in McKinley Hts., Rondelyn Rene Robertson of Brookfield and Sonja L. (James) Lester of Leavittsburg; four sons, James A. (Shirley) Persons Jr. of Leavittsburg, Shawn E. Persons of Brookfield, David E. Aikins Sr. of Warren and DuWayne E. (Charlene) Aikins Sr. of Bowie, Maryland; 29 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and three sisters, Alverta Fish and Annabell Fuller both of Warren and Carolyn K. (Chuck) Sinn of Virginia Beach, Va.
Jim was preceded in death August 3, 2011 by his wife, Dorothea Ellen "Dottie" Duke Persons, whom he married November 26, 1978. Two sisters, Luella Ilene Hockensmith and Betty Maie Persons and two infant brothers have also preceded him in death.
The funeral service will be at 12:00 noon on Friday June 1, 2012 at Lane Family Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be at Pine Knoll Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded.
Source: The Lane Funeral homes 30 May 2012
Dorothea Ellen Duke Persons (1943 - 2011)*
Pine Knoll Cemetery
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Record added: May 30, 2012
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Added: May. 30, 2012