James A. Bechtol

Oct. 30, 1936-Nov. 1, 2019

James A. Bechtol, 83, of Florida, Ohio, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

He was born Oct. 30, 1936, also in Florida, Ohio, to Everett and Ethel (Shawver) Bechtol.

Jim worked for the Campbell Soup Supply Co. as a quality control inspector. He was a lifelong member of the Florida United Methodist Church. Jim enjoyed playing cards, collecting coins and numerous trips out West.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nannette; sons, Richard (Vanessa) of Florida, Ohio, and Robert of Phoenix, Arizona; granddaughters, Cori, Kathryn and Erin; brother, Bill Bechtol; and sister-in-law, Marna Lou Bechtol.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack.

Visitation will be held at the Florida United Methodist Church, Florida, Ohio, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at the Florida Cemetery where military honors will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Humane Society or the Gideons.

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