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Joseph F. Jamison



Joseph F. Jamison, 95, of Wooster, died peacefully Friday, February 23, 2018 at Danbury Senior Living in Wooster. Joe was born December 13, 1922 in Logansport, Indiana, to the late Joseph Arthur and F. Jeannetta (Brown) Jamison.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a B-17 Pilot with the 8th Air Force, 384th Bombardment Group flying 23 missions over France and Germany. After his discharge, Joe returned to Purdue University graduating with this BS in mechanical engineering. On August 26, 1946, he married the former Marion M. "Marnie" Donham, his beloved wife of 57 years. They resided in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and then in Bay Village, where he retired after 38 years with General Electric.

He and Marnie moved to Carolina Beach, North Carolina for 16 years before moving to Wooster in April 2004. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bay Village and in Carolina Beach and attended Heritage Baptist Church in Smithville. He was a member of American Legion Post 385 in Bay Village and had served on the Bay Village School Board. Joe loved spending time with his family and interacting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joe enjoyed music, sports and fishing at Lake Kabetogama in Northern Minnesota.

Surviving are his children, Julia M. (Todd) Smith of Wooster, Charles A. (Jean) Jamison of Orland, Indiana, Katherine J. (Kevin) McGill of Paris, Kentucky and Edward L. (Barbara) Jamison of Marion, North Carolina; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion in 2004; son, William D. Jamison in 2009; granddaughter; brother, William B. Jamison and sister, G. Rowene Tebbe.

Memorial services will be Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2 P.M. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Michael Alvis officiating, followed by Military Honors. Friends will be received after the service. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Heritage Baptist Church, 679 W. Main St., Smithville, OH 44677.

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