James Leroy Montgomery, 78, of Zanesville, passed away at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 12, 1935, in Newark, Ohio, a son of the late Alva N., Sr. and Lucy E. Osborne Montgomery. He retired as a foreman for Anchor Glass. He was a member of Newark Road First Church of God and American Legion Post #29. He served our country and protected our freedom by serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Weaver Montgomery of the home; three sons, Dan (Rebecca) Montgomery, Tim (Marsha) Montgomery of Monroe, NC. and Rod (Michelle) Montgomery also of Monroe, NC.; ten grandchildren, Dustin (Stephanie) Montgomery, Amanda (Brad) Seward, Ashley (Ryan) McKibben, Allison Kennedy, Amber (Brad) Fitzpatrick, Mason (Kristin) Montgomery, Jade Montgomery, Paige Montgomery, Adam Montgomery and Madison Montgomery; nine great grandchildren, Charlie Montgomery, Braden and Kayli Seward, Ian and Carson McKibben, Ashlynne, Noah and Cam Fitzpatrick and Colby Montgomery; one brother, Everett (Peggy) Montgomery of Marietta, GA; and one sister, Alma (Melvin) Dilley of Zanesville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers: Alva Jr., Loren and Charles Montgomery; and sister, Mary Gottke.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at The First Church of God, 1930 Newark Road with Pastor Gary Bennett officiating. James will be laid to rest at Poplar Forks Cemetery in Gratiot.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The First Church of God, 1930 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701 or to the charity of your choice.
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