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James F. Starkey

James Starkey, age 74, lifetime resident of Circleville, Ohio died December 29, 2020 at the family home following an extended illness.  He was born on September 8, 1946 in Circleville, Ohio, the son of the late William Starkey and Ruth Garrett.  On September 28, 1968 he married Thelma McFarland at the Nazarene Church in Circleville.  Together they shared nine years.  James is survived by his daughter, Shauna; grandson, Joshua; granddaughter, Jessica; his three sisters, Barbara, Diane and Mary Ann.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ruth Starkey.  James worked for Owens Illinois which became Georgia Pacific and was with the company over 40 years.  He loved his Friday night poker game with friends, bowling and golfing.  James was the last survivor of his friends, Chuck and Mike, who were known as “The 3 Amigos.”  James loved his family, friends and was an extremely loyal man.  He was the kind of man that would lend a helping hand to anyone.  James was very down to earth and humble.  He loved his routine and getting to see his friends at his local hang out.  The family would like to thank his long-time friends, the staff at Bob Evans who always took special care of him and the girls at Little Bear who always had his order ready and a kind word.  He was loved and will be deeply missed.  Please visit to leave an online condolence.

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  • Carl Hoffman says:

    A childhood friend I have never forgotten. He surely will be missed by friends and family who loved him. No words can comfort the family after a loss of good man.

  • Jessica Baker says:

    My prayers out to Shauna, my aunt for the loss of her father. We love you, and will always support you.

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