James F. Highland age 76, of Lima passed away 12:06 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2022 at Lima Memorial. He was born Aug. 21, 1946 in Lima to the late Emmet and Lois (Hullinger) Highland. He married Sandra K. Newland Sept. 3, 1964 and she survives in Lima.
Jim had been a heavy equipment operator working construction. He enjoyed going to Waynesfield Raceway, watching Sprint car races and riding the motorcycle with his wife. He was always busy tinkering in the garage on different projects and loved spending time with his family.
Additional survivors include children: Kimberly (Shawn) Muter of Lima, Jim (Cindy) Highland of Lima and Melissa (Brian) Richards of Elida, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a brother Arthur (Connie) Highland of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Emmet G. Highland, William L. Highland and Sharon K. Duffman.
Private family graveside service will be held at Allentown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung Association.