James "Jim" Reams

May 9, 1961 - October 27, 2019
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James ‘Jim’ Reams age 58, of Lima passed away at 9:04 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2019 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1961 to the late James Russel Reams and Jaqueline Sue (McCluer) Lyons who survives in Elida.

Jim was a Marine who continued to support the Veterans. He was a member of The Gathering Place. Jim was a Jack of all Trades…He volunteered at the food pantry, supported his veterans and the Chained Eagles of Ohio non profit organization. Jim loved his dogs and definitely his HARLEY.

Additional survivors include a fiancée; Deborah Daily, daughters; Brandie Plaugher Reams and Jessica Blauvelt both of Lima and a son’ Russell (Tiffany) Reams of Florida, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, 5 sisters; Cheryl (Rob) Holbrook, Annette Martin both of Lima, Christina (Tom) Huber, Vivetta Segovia both of Texas and Kathy (Robert) Shaffer of Spencerville, plus several nieces and nephews who adored him.

Jim was preceded in death by a wonderful step-father; Alonzo B. Lyons

Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Gathering Place in Elida.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family or Bayliff & Son Funeral Home to help with services.

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Date: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

The Gathering Place


Elida, Ohio

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Born: May 9, 1961
Died: October 27, 2019

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Tom Huber posted on 11/1/19

Jimmy was a flamboyant character who enjoyed life, practical jokes and having fun. He had a very loving and soft side as well, which was evident when his "Pops" Al, passed away. Jimmy managed to survive as a young man, the only boy living with five sisters. Some older and some younger. Nonetheless, Jim took his share of lumps. A ride down the stairs in a clothes hamper fortunately only comes once in a young mans life. Even though there were times of calamity between Jimmy and his sister siblings, no outsider dared to mess with any of them. They stuck together as a family and always have each others back. I knew Jimmy since he was about 17. He is my brother-in-law. Has been nearly 41 years now. Going back to Lima will NEVER be the same for me. Jim was my brother, my friend and my ally when all those sisters were together, and we were out numbered. Going outside for a little quiet time together was a welcome relief. My condolences to Jim's "Momma" (Jackie), (who has been like my own "mom" for all these years) for the loss of her only son. And to Cheryl, my wife Chris, Vy, Kathy and Annette as they grieve over the loss of their brother, may you find peace and remember the fun times together. To Jimmy's children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family, friends and coworkers, I am also very sorry for your loss. And, a special condolence to Jimmy's sweetheart and partner Deb, who spent the last several years with him, loyal and loving. Rest in peace, my brother James...Lovingly, Tom


Jeff Venderley posted on 10/31/19

Jimmy will be missed. I had the pleasure of knowing him for a while through work and he is a one of a kind sort of guy.


Sandy Holmes-Carlin posted on 10/30/19

My deepest condolences to Deb and family. So glad we were able to get together when I was home a couple of weeks ago.


Debbie McCluer Gresham posted on 10/30/19

Jimmy, A Dearly Loved Nephew A Nephews eyes have gone forever His smile, His laugh, His face Where once he stood before us A lone picture takes his place. Gone too soon, a fine young man From here, your place of birth I can't believe that this is real That you no longer walk this earth. Reality is, I know it's true But still I can't believe A fine young man, with so much life Really had to leave. We loved you from your time of birth We watched you grow and learn My Nephew, we shall meet again When it's our time, to return. I Love You Jimmy, Aunt Debbie


Kyle Rumbaugh posted on 10/29/19

To the many laughs and memories you will be missed dearly. Rest easy Jimmy.


Tom Cat posted on 10/29/19

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Tom Cat posted on 10/29/19

Thoughts and prayers to the family


Rhody Peterson posted on 10/29/19

You will be missed..Rest in Peace my frienf