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Visitation Followed by Service

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church
Tuesday May 25th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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James N. "Jim" Dryer

Dryer, James (Jim), age 80. Loving husband of Sandra (Sandi) (nee Smith) of 45 years. Beloved son of the late Albert J and Jennie E Dryer. Cherished Bother of the late Jennie E (Ben) Collamer, Albert (Buddy) Jr, and Della Dryer. Loving Brother-in-Law to Sharon Smith, Yvonne Wakefield, Elayne (Bill) Ankrom, Russ (Jana) Smith. Loving Uncle to Candace (Barry) Aston, Cari (Peter) Wynne, Cheri Collamer, Elizabeth Wakefield, Joshua Wakefield, Nate and Shamus Ankrom, Jeremy and Brian Stephens, Dustin Smith. Loving Great Uncle to Scott (Jill) Aston, Kevin (Chase Aston), Jacob Collamer, Evan and Alex Wynne, Christopher Wakefield, Brianna Lawrence, Brennen and Isaac Edwards. Loving Great Great Uncle to Bennett, Grant, Claire, Mason, Parker, and Maggie Aston, and many other dear family and friends. Jim worked for the EPA until 2004 for 44+ years as a Biological Lab Technician, Computer Specialist, and Union President. He enjoyed his job as it took him to many different cities in the US and especially because it was there where he met his wife, Sandi. Some of Jim’s work accomplishments included sending fish to the moon and having an article regarding the history of the Newtown Fish Toxicology Laboratory published in one of the 50th anniversary edition of an EPA newsletter. Besides his unending love for his wife, he loved his Lord Jesus Christ. He was an active member for almost 40 years at Ninth Street Baptist Church, and many years at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church. Jim actively worked with the youth of both Ninth Street and St. Paul and loved to listen to his wife sing in the choir and play handbells. He also served on many church committees. In addition, he supported and enjoyed helping Habitat for Humanity as he was able for many years. Jim loved animals and had many dogs and cats throughout the years. Services are as follows: Visitation 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25th with funeral service to follow at St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45243. A Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, May 26th at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (686 Mt. Moriah Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45245). Those wishing to participate in processing to the cemetery should meet at Moore Family Funeral Home (6708 Main Street, Newtown, OH 45244) @ 10:00 AM that morning. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul Community United Methodist Church or to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.

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I loved Jim's sense of humor, and I love how he modeled Christ-like compassion for others. We have sent a gift to Habitat for Humanity in Jim's memory, as a token of the love he shared with so many. All young people need someone other than their parents to speak into their lives. Jim did that for me and numerous others over the years. He will be missed! Our prayers are with you, Sandi! ~ Warren and Lea Anderson

Warren & Lea Anderson May 24 2021 4:40 PM