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James Melvin Sullivan

June 15, 2019

James Melvin Sullivan (Mousey) (Jim) (Uncle Mel), age 81 passed away in his home in Mount Sterling, OH on June 15, 2019 after a battle with cancer.  He was born on Friday, August the 13th , 1937 in Chillicothe to the late G. Dewey and Florence (Parker) Sullivan.  He was a graduate of Williamsport High School.  He was a proud US NAVY veteran who traveled the world, served as an electrician and was a 3rd class petty officer.  He loved to talk about his time on the ship and would say “Ohhh the sights I seen”.  James retired from Versa Corp with 30 years of service.  He enjoyed woodworking until he lost his eyesight after diabetes getting the best of him.  He loved cheering on his Buckeyes and listening to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was an avid animal lover, especially his dogs.  He spent many evenings sitting outside on his yard swing watching the squirrels, rabbits and listening to the birds. Usually with a dog on his lap, his radio blaring a Reds game and enjoying the fresh air.


James is preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty, brothers Robert and William, nephews, and granddaughter Crystal Lee Thomas.  James is survived by his wife of 45 years, Frances L. Sullivan and daughter Christine (Brady) Sines.  Step children, Marilyn, John and Ed (Melissa).  Grandchildren, Ashley (Tyler) Holz, Ashton and Aiden, Andrew Sines, Tammy Marrs, Zach, Matt (Destiny), and Austin, Michael and Blake Thomas.  Brandon, Seth and Kyrstin.  Brother Glen (Cathy) Sullivan, Brother Joseph Sullivan.  Some he saw often, and some not as much, but he had a special place for all of them in his heart.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM

At Porter Tidd Funeral Home, 331 W. Main Street, Mount Sterling, Ohio 43143.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport Ohio.


The family would like to make special thanks to Kelli from Loving Care Hospice. We don’t know how we would have got through this without your guidance, love, patience and support.  It takes a special person to have your occupation, and you sure were placed in our life at the right time.  You are everything anyone could ask for at the end of your life.  You are amazing, Thank you!


We would like thank Dennis and Tina Wycuff, you have always been there watching over and protecting James and Frances.  You were always a call away.  You were always loved and respected by Jim so much, so thank you for being the wonderful people you are.  He enjoyed your conversations and home cooked goodies so much. 


Special Thanks to Marilyn Russell, who without your help we don’t know how we would have survived the last few months.  I know it was not easy to take the role you did, but you were so great with him and he loved having you there close.  He talked about how you came in and took charge and got things done and how much he appreciated you being there.  We all do, so thank you!


We would also like to make special thanks to the volunteer drivers and coordinator at the DAV.  Without your selfless service I don’t know how we would have got him to all the treatments and appointments.  He talked about how wonderful his drivers were and he looked forward to his appointments just for the conversations he had with you all. Thank you for your time and attention to him.  Your service to our veterans is PRICELESS.

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