James Allen "Jimmy" Deibel, Jr.

March 27, 1965 - July 20, 2021
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James Allen “Jimmy” Deibel, Jr., 56, of Dennison, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born in Dover, Jimmy, had attended Dover High School and was an honorably discharged veteran having served with the United States Army. He was currently employed by Timken Steel…

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James Allen “Jimmy” Deibel, Jr., 56, of Dennison, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born in Dover, Jimmy, had attended Dover High School and was an honorably discharged veteran having served with the United States Army. He was currently employed by Timken Steel at Canton where he worked in the maintenance department.

Jimmy was a life member of the Carl C. Stoller Post 1445 of the New Philadelphia Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the New Philadelphia AmVets. He also loved playing cornhole and had participated in a number of cornhole tournaments.

Jimmy is survived by his father and step-mother, James. A. “Jim” Deibel, Sr. and Judy Swinehart of Dover; two daughters; Stephanie (Jason) Wood of Strasburg and JeriLynn Deibel of New Orleans, Louisiana; his granddaughter, Zoey Renee Wood of Strasburg; his companion, Doris and his faithful dogs, Jax and Harley. His mother, Judy (Belknap) Poorman and two sisters, Jody Deibel and Jeanne Deibel precede him in death.

In keeping with his wishes, Jimmy is to be cremated through the care of the Geib Funeral Center and Crematory at Dover and no visitation or services are to be scheduled.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Carl C. Stoller Post 1445, New Philadelphia Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 605, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: March 27, 1965
Died: July 20, 2021

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Dean Mcclain posted on 10/8/21

Rack em up and get the cue chalked, first round is on me. Schwabach memories are back again, gonna miss ya Jimmy!!! Condolences to all.


Brock Belknap posted on 7/30/21

RIP Jimmy!


Mary Cardani posted on 7/27/21

Jim and family.So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to all. Thoughts and prayers for everyone.


Michelet Turkovich (Walker-Stingel-Carsrud) posted on 7/26/21

I can't imagine a world without my life-long friend 'Jimmy Deibel'. Since 3rd grade at the Memorial Hall & later the Skate Place. Friemdships that maintain for 45yrs aren't easy but our 30yr pac was a good run! Life didn't turn our how we thought it would in our youth but we've done ok with where the cards fell <3 Your patience teaching me video games, foosball, and how to skate were just the start to a great & constant friendship. You came to my house to tell me in person you were going to be a daddy before telling anyone else. You showed up on my 16th birthday to let me drive your Nova (and my mother let me go haha.) You had Christmas with me when you returned from the military & then pushed the dried up tree out the window as I'd left it up until you got home, with yellow ribbons all over it. You were one of Mom's favorites & you knew it! You ALWAYS made time for my calls. You kept in touch and always checked to see when I'd be back home in T-County from Texas... I hate I've not been home in almost 2yrs and can't imagine returning and you not being there. My family was SO looking forward to seeing you Labor Day weekend at my daughters bridal shindig. 'Jimmy Deibel' was a true Patriot and made sure everyone knew it. He loved what and who he loved even though he didn't always show it, like the rest of us. My head & heart are swimming in memories. OhMyHeart I will be in denial over this loss a long long time... May all who loved him, family and friends alike, be blessed by having known 'Jimmy Deibel'. Skate On!!!


Eric Gronberg posted on 7/25/21

You will be missed Jimmy.


Don W. & Cleo Levengood posted on 7/25/21

We were so sorry to read of Jimmy's passing. You have our heartfelt sympathy and our prayers..


Jerry Dudley II posted on 7/25/21

Many childhood memories with you Jimmy, hanging out while our sisters “Jody and Jeannie” ran around getting into trouble while you and I had a blast riding our BMX bikes together across the street from my house at “The Pits”. Then going to The Skate Place to play Fooseball. Those were the days. We may have drifted apart over the years but I always remembered all the fun times and laughs we had. Thank you for those memories Jimmy and until we meet again…Rest in Peace Brother.


Johnny Thomas Jr posted on 7/25/21

God rest his soul in peace


Vic and Judy Stull posted on 7/24/21

Our deepest sympathy to Jim and the families, you are in our prayers and thoughts. So very sorry for your loss.


Shawna Beitzel posted on 7/24/21

R.I.P. my friend. Jimmy and I were King & Queen of the fooseball tables at the Skate Place many a nights - quite a long time ago! Rest easy.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 7/24/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of James Allen Deibel, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, James Allen Deibel, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Lawan Richards posted on 7/23/21

Gonna miss jimmy, he was a good man, with a good heart.


Roy posted on 7/23/21

Always fun playing cornhole with this guy. Always wanting to play Always wanting have a good time, and Always a smile on his face RIP Jimmy


Dena Adkins Miller posted on 7/23/21

I met Jimmy in 1982 Of course at the skate place. He was my 1st boyfriend. Used to ride his moped every day to my house. We remained good friends throughout the years. He will so greatly be missed. My deepest condolences to his girls.


Pat Metzger posted on 7/23/21

Jim& family, so sorry for your loss. We know what it’s like to lose a son. God bless & help you get through this tragedy. Your old friends, Dave & Pat


Marla Chaney-Scott posted on 7/23/21

I met Jimmy in the early 80s, we were neighbors, went to school together and we all hung out at the skare place. Great memories! So thankful for reconnecting a few years ago, I'll cherish our time and talks. You'll forever be in our hearts.


Brett Archinal posted on 7/23/21

Jim and I were best buddies growing up. We were always at the Skate Place, playing foosball and working on our cars. We got into trouble as young boys do. He was family. Gonna miss you bud.


Mary Cook posted on 7/23/21

Sending prayers to the families and friends left behind. Thank you for your service to our country.


Yvonne Beitzel posted on 7/23/21

RIP Jimmy you will be missed. Tell all our family members hello. Love you Yvonne Belknap Beitzel


Laurel McAbier posted on 7/23/21

Fly high Jimmy !


Tina Pica posted on 7/23/21

So sorry for your loss!


Angie posted on 7/23/21

You was my shoulder that's for sure. So many late night talks and laughter. Love and Miss you so mucn.


Brenda Schaub posted on 7/23/21

So very sorry for your loss! Brenda, Gary, Greg and and Scarlett Schaub


Joann mccune posted on 7/23/21

Sorry about your lost ,sending prayers..


Robert l devney jr posted on 7/23/21

Jimmy ill miss u my heart is broken ill be around for ur family god bless bob Michele Jessica devney


Wayne atkins posted on 7/23/21

Sorry about your loss you have my prayers


MEGEN A PROVAN posted on 7/23/21

There are no words to describe how much I am going to miss your friendship. My heart goes out to all of the families involved.


Jon Lemasters posted on 7/23/21

R.I.P my BROTHER. You will surely missed. So hard to believe you are gone. Going to miss our Cornhole games in the garage. You, Bruce, Mr. B, and Dennis play now until we meet again. Love you Jimmy……..


Sherry Wright posted on 7/23/21

My deepest condolences to jimmy's family and friends. My prayers are with you all.


Mr & Mrs Jeffery R. Fox Sr. posted on 7/23/21

You was my freind since I was 4 we was freinds for 54 yrs , and now your gone you will never be forgotten brother , your gone for the wrong reason and we all know it was not your fault , and justice will be served .RIP JIMMY


Gary Miller posted on 7/23/21



Trina/Jeff Wycoff posted on 7/23/21

My condolences to the whole family you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you RIP and ride free Jimmy.


M.D. Austing posted on 7/23/21

Rest in peace, Soldier! M.D. Austing President, 42d MP Group (Customs) Reunion Association Dennison, OH