James Lee Burchfield, age 82, of Louisville, OH passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020. He was born to Frank and Lucile Collins Burchfield on February 18, 1938 in Louisville, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Carolyn Woodson Burchfield. They are lifelong residents of Louisville after returning from serving in the United States Air Force where they met. Jim enjoyed his retirement after 37 years of service at the Ohio Power Company.
He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed big game hunting, gardening and all sports. He played softball for many years at their retirement home in Citrus Park, FL. He enjoyed pickle ball into his 80s while in Florida in the winter and First Friends church in Canton during the summer months where he made many lifelong friends.
His passion for sports led him to Hot Stove baseball where he coached little league baseball for many years in Louisville. He would often be seen wearing his favorite team hat including the team of his grandsons.
In addition to all the fun he had in his retirement years, he was a dedicated and loving husband to his wife Carolyn of 61 years and will be dearly missed.
He is preceded in death by his son David James Burçhfield, sister Donna (Allen) Arner and brother Jack (Eva) Burchfield. Along with his wife, Jim is survived by his sister Sue (Lee) Sommers; daughters Rebecca (Ron) Rodak, Sherrie (Don) Burkhart; Grandchildren, Ben (Maria) Rodak, Matthew (Caitlin) Rodak, Christin (Doug) Walker, Cory James Mash, Matt (Alexis) Johnston, Joe Johnston; great-grandchildren, Maxson & Stuart Rodak, Camilla & Wyatt Walker, Everly Johnston
Jim and Carolyn attended the Chapel in Marlboro. While Jim will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends, he would want everyone to know that he was ready to meet his Savior and Lord. He has completed and won the victorious race. 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith."
A private family service will be held at Stier-Israel Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Cochran officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery, Louisville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com
Stier-Israel Funeral Home 330-875-1414
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