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James S.H. "Jaze" Perry

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Service: 3:00pm Sat. July 18th, 2020
Location: Meadow View Shelter House, CJ Brown Dam and Reservoir

PERRY, James S.H. “Jaze”, 61, of Springfield passed away April 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born January 11, 1959 in Springfield the son of Charles D. & Patricia A. (Morgan). Jaze worked as a laborer for KTH Parts & Industries for 20 years. He had a gentle and kind soul. Family meant everything to him. He worked hard, so hard to support his family and was grateful of the life he was able to provide for his children. Jaze was so proud of his children and so happy that they were happy and successful in the lives they chose. Although he was ripped away from our lives, we are left with the memories of the best husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother and uncle ever. We will always remember the fun filled trips to Kings Island where he would win us the giant stuffed animals. He was skilled at the claw machine and when he pulled out a dollar you knew you were getting a new stuffed animal. We’ll never forget the times he took us fishing on Perry Island or swimming at his friends. The nights where we would celebrate a holiday sitting around a cozy fire he built. Jaze was a great cook and we will miss the food he cooked with love. No one can replicate his love filled chicken and dumplings, such a simple recipe but he made it better by his love. He found joy in the small things and enjoyed decorating for the holidays, especially Halloween. He will be missed but the love he gave us will live with us forever. Survivors in addition to his father, include his wife of over 31 years Laura (Schmenk); four children and spouses, Amber & Zac Marshall, Springfield, Sarah & Michael Johnson, II, New Carlisle, Jared S.H. Perry, Springfield and Grace Perry, Springfield; four grandchildren, Hannah, Bradley and Emma Marshall and Michael Johnson, III; five siblings, Jerry & Mary Perry, Kim & Dave Landers, Todd & Amy Perry, Teka Hoberty and Jon-T Perry and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and three siblings, Craig, Curtis and Tracy Perry. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 3:00pm-6:00pm, remembrances at 5:00pm at Meadow View Shelter House, CJ Brown Dam and Reservoir. Light refreshments will be provided.
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Laura sorry to hear the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

- Sharon Bostick, Sunday April 19th, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Good man and fun to be around!!

- Gregg Loudenback , Saturday April 18th, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Jaze was a funny guy, loving family man. Prayers for your family.

- Tammy Gibbs, Saturday April 18th, 2020

We would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of James. He was a great guy, friend, and co-worker. We will miss his smile, jokes, and his stories. James always spoke of his family and how proud he was of them. Prayers and thoughts for all of you. Rest in Peace buddy, we will truly miss you. 🙏🙏🙏

- Brian & Tina Schaffer, Saturday April 18th, 2020

My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. God Bless all!

- Sherri Dooley & family, Friday April 17th, 2020

Haze was a great sole and the best father in law a mother could ever wish for their son to have. My prayers for peace and God's arms of comfort to be wrapped around each of those that loved him. Especially Laura, his children and their families and his siblings.

- Tracy Marshall , Friday April 17th, 2020

Dear Perry Family, May God give you strength to get through this difficult time. May you feel comfort and peace knowing so many care and loved your Jaze💜

- Audrey Bane , Friday April 17th, 2020

I will forever hold his laugh in my heart. Such a tender father and soul. I love you all.

- Abagail Berry, Friday April 17th, 2020

Jerry Perry and Family...So very sorry to hear of your brother's untimely passing. You all remain in our prayers.

- Deb McGinnis, Friday April 17th, 2020

So sad to hear of James passing! He was such a kind and gentle person. I’ll cherish the days of playing cornhole til the early morning hours and sitting by the fire, watching racing or just talking and laughing. We will miss you in our neighborhood Jaze!!

- Sheri Nixon, Friday April 17th, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

- Shelley Knox, Friday April 17th, 2020

I'm so very sorry , Jaze was an awesome friend for over 20 years, I worked with him. I will deeply miss you my friend. I'm proud to have known you. We had alot of great times outside of work also, playing corn hole, horseshoes, playing pool and a few darts... along with several cold beers... R.I.P. BUDDY !!! LOVE YA ALWAYS! I'll see ya when i get there. Prayers to the entire family

- Brian Nixon, Friday April 17th, 2020

To the perry family It was my great pleasure to work with James Over the years, he was and will always will be a Great Man and friend. James would always talk about His family and how proud he was of his children. May he Rest In Peace and never forgotten

- Tod hayes, Friday April 17th, 2020

So Sorry For Your Loss. Sending Prayers.

- Karyn Stotler, Friday April 17th, 2020

James was a good man and a friend i will miss him. My thoughts. Are with James family. God bless you all.

- Doug butler, Friday April 17th, 2020

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to you & your family at this time of grief. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. James talked about family all the time at work & everything he did was for his family...he was a hard worker & will be truly missed. Thoughts & Prayers from my family & the KTH family.

- Darryl W. Griffin Jr. & Family, Friday April 17th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the family. James was a good friend. Miss you buddy...RIP

- Tim Crabtree, Friday April 17th, 2020

I've worked with James many years, and Every time I would see him he always greeted Me with a smile. James was a great man. Prayers for the family.

- Kurt Criner, Friday April 17th, 2020

So sorry for your family's loss. I worked with James and he was a good guy. Sending prayers in this hard time.

- Mary Reedy, Friday April 17th, 2020

I worked with James for a long time and he was always such a gentleman and nice man. He always had his hat decorated. So very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

- Bonnie lowery, Friday April 17th, 2020

We are all so very saddened by the news of Jaze's passing!! The Adams Family, and the Perry family were a force to be reckoned with back in the day when we all hung out, and played together!! Jaze was such a kind, and gentle kid. Sending hugs, and love to all of you!! Jaze my friend...you will be missed!!

- Kay Adams-Harsshbarger , Friday April 17th, 2020

So sorry Jerry to hear this,my prayers go out to all of your family.🙏

- Teresa Allebach, Friday April 17th, 2020

Going miss his decorating skills on his hat and the teasing we did back and forth and his laugh god bless

- Rick Shonk, Friday April 17th, 2020

Very sorry for your loss James was a good guy and coworker you're in my thoughts and prayers

- Murray Grimes , Friday April 17th, 2020

Our prayers and sympathy goes out to the Perry Family.. Igor to know James when I work with him in stamping. He was such a nice guy. He will be truly miss..

- Rosetta Bacon, Friday April 17th, 2020

Prayers for Jaze family. Jaze and I car pooled to school together. RIP Jaze😢

- Kari Carper, Friday April 17th, 2020

I enjoyed working with James during our time at KTH. He always had a smile and something funny to say. Always looked forward to how he would decorate his hat/bump cap for the holidays! He will surely be missed, our prayers go out to his family and friends.

- Rick Riggs, Friday April 17th, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss. Jase was an awesome guy. I remember the late night card parties with him, Tracy, Curtis and Jon-T. He loved his wife, kids and family. Much love, hugs and prayers to the family.

- Anne (Anners) Neff, Friday April 17th, 2020

It's with love that I extend my most sincere condolences to the Perry Family. James was a great person & friend whom I had the pleasure of working with for many yrs. Your sarcasm, your many jokes, and that laugh of yours is what I'll miss the most. Rest easy my friend, your in God's care now ❤️🙏🏼

- Marcus Matthews , Friday April 17th, 2020

My prayers and deep sympathy go out To James family and Friends I’ll miss joking And poking fun at each other we often did On a daily basis I’ll miss James when I pass By G-Press because he was a fixture there And I’ll miss all the fishing tips he gave me Over the years with deepest respect please Rest In Peace James and know you truly will Be missed.

- Don Hackley , Friday April 17th, 2020

You'll be missed my friend enjoyed working with you prayers to your family

- Jeff Fannin, Friday April 17th, 2020

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May God give you comfort in your time sorry

- Jackie Kritzwiser, Friday April 17th, 2020

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