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James "Jim" Lukehart

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Service: 11:00am Thu. March 27th, 2014
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

LUKEHART, James I. "Jim", 74, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Saturday March 22nd, 2014 at his home in Northridge. He was surrounded by his loving wife Sherri and his family. He was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on August 14, 1939, the son of the late Irvin J. and Eleanor Lukehart. He was a graduate of Proctor High School, Utica NY and Penn State University. Jim retired from a career spanning more than 40 years in all facets of the automotive sales and service industry. He was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. Jim was an avid trap shooter, golfer, a Freemason, and a proud patriot having served his country in the US Air Force. He is survived by his wife Sherri (Kay) Lukehart; daughter, Ana (Randy) Kitts of Springfield; son, Jim (Michelle) Lukehart of Whitewright Texas; Sheri's children Tiffany (Michael) Price of Marion and Dallas Bishop of West Milton; grandchildren Zackary and Mallory Kitts, Jenna Lukehart, Ciara Hayden, Kiersten King, and Caitlyn and Chloe Price. He was preceded in death by his first wife Diana (Cherubini) Lukehart in 2006 and his sister Suanne (Lukehart) Fowler. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tammy, Jeff, Kim and the outstanding staff at Community Mercy Hospice for providing excellent care. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Mercy Hospice 444 W Harding Rd, Springfield OH 45504.
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I worked with Jim in the early 80's. He was a kind man with a good heart. Peace to him and his family.

- Bob Dalton, Monday March 2nd, 2015

My heartfelt sympathy to Jim's Family. Many good memories from our Proctor days. God bless you all and hold you in the palm of his hand during this sad time Carl

- Carl Hoffman, Friday March 28th, 2014

Jim was always full of energy and fun. My prayers are with his extended family at this sad time. We have lost another great person from the class of 57.

- Jim Carrone , Friday March 28th, 2014

Jim and my late husband, Dan Boucher, met and worked together in the service department at Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington. They became longtime close friends; this was before marriages and kids. Jim stayed at Dan's parents' home for a while until Dad Boucher decided that Dan and Jim in the same house was not the best situation. One of my favorite memories with Jim and Diana was when the Allens,the Wellmans,the Sensels, the Bouchers and the Lukeharts took a trip on a houseboat on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. We had a lot of laughs during and afterward remembering that trip. Jim was loved and will be missed by all his longtime friends and their wives.

- Barbara Boucher, Wednesday March 26th, 2014

Jim was a long time close friend who we were fortunate to be able to say was our very good friend for almost 40 years. We had a lot of good times and a lot of great laughs with him and Diana, the Schulte's and the Powell's. Jim loved his golf and loved working on cars, and he had a contagious smile and great sense of humor. We were so glad we were able to see him one last time on the 15th. Take care my friend and say hello to Diana for us. Love,Pat & Denny

- Pat & Denny Murphy, Tuesday March 25th, 2014

Sorry for the loss of a friend that John and I both care a lot for. The four of us always had a great time. He will be missed greatly! We Love You, Jayne John Cassidy Columbus, Ohio 43230

- jayne john cassidy, Sunday March 23rd, 2014

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