James R. Hendershot

April 20, 1946 - April 23, 2021
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James R. Hendershot, 75, of Strasburg, died Friday, April 23, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic-Union Hospital at Dover.

The son of the late Ira and Nellie (Book) Hendershot, James was born April 20, 1946 and was a graduate of Tusky Valley High School.

James attended Faith Baptist Church at Zoar and held many, varied inte…

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James R. Hendershot, 75, of Strasburg, died Friday, April 23, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic-Union Hospital at Dover.

The son of the late Ira and Nellie (Book) Hendershot, James was born April 20, 1946 and was a graduate of Tusky Valley High School.

James attended Faith Baptist Church at Zoar and held many, varied interests. He loved golfing, attending auctions and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid outdoorsman and could often be found hunting, fishing on his boat at Salt Fork Lake, mushroom hunting or working in his garden. James also loved blacksmithing and had made many knives for his friends and family to enjoy. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to whomever needed it but above all these things, he loved spending time with his family.

While attending an event at Columbia Skateland, James met his future wife the former Bonnie Lee Baker. On July 20, 1968, the couple married and raised three children and had celebrated over 49 years of marriage before Bonnie’s passing on August 28, 2017.

James is survived by his children, Sandy (Donnie) Himes of Zoarville, Jim (Amy) Hendershot of New Philadelphia, and Doug Hendershot and his fiancé, Lindsey Recco of New Philadelphia; his beloved grandchildren, Kaci Himes, Morgan (Cory) Greenwood, Whitney Hendershot, Brynn Hendershot, Tyler Hendershot and Paiten Hendershot; a great grandson, Brooks Greenwood; two brothers, Carl (Tinia) Hendershot and Merv (Jean) Hendershot; two sisters, Judy (Chuck) McNutt and Carol Meininger and his loving dog, Zoe Girl.

In addition to his parents and his wife, James was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin Hendershot; his mother-in-law, Gladys Baker and his brother-in-law, Gary Meininger.

In keeping with James’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Cremation will take place through the care of the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

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Born: April 20, 1946
Died: April 23, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Robert Farnsworth posted on 4/26/21

Hendershot Family, Sorry to hear that Jim has passed, going to miss him on the golf course. He was so talented at taxidermy and making knives.Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Pam Farn sworth

 

Lloyd & Deloris Hanlon posted on 4/26/21

Sorry for your losss GOD BLESS HIM AND THE FAMILY

 

Dillon hickman posted on 4/26/21

Jim and I were best friends for many years we hunted fished worked on cars and went to Columbia roller skating where he met Bonnie and fell in love immediately I really don’t remember another girl in his life. I enlisted in the Air Force he went to work at Timken I went to England and he married Bonnie I am sure it was the happiest day of his life.we grew apart but I always considered him one of my best friends. The last time I saw him was September 2019 at our 55th class reunion. We both really enjoyed ourselves. I am sorry he has passed but glad he is back with Bonnie. If there is ever anything I can do for you please call me 330-573-6032 my prayers are with you email [email protected] Dillon Hickman

 

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