James H. Podmore, 62 of Mansfield passed away May 3, 2021 at Altercare Nursing Home in Bucyrus following a Long time illness. On April 14, 1959 he was born in Cleveland, Ohio at St. Ann’s Hospital to Thomas Boyd Jr. & Carol Joyce (Taylor) Podmore. James was a longtime resident of Findlay, he then moved to Galion and then Ontario. He graduated from Galion High School where he ran track and cross country and even rode a bike to Virginia Beach. .James worked as a chef for many years in the food services.
James loved his Ohio State Buckeyes, Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR races and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. Since childhood, James had a passion for building car models.
James had a great and fun sense of humor. He was very independent and didn’t expect anything from anyone. If he felt he couldn’t do something, he had the determination and figured out how he could do it.
James is survived by his mother, Carol J. Podmore; brothers, Thomas B. (Kathleen) Podmore III, Raymond G. (Paula) Podmore; sisters, Judith M. Scott, Sharlene J. Spector and Laura A. Miller ; daughter, Jessica L. Young; 5 nieces, 8 nephews, 6 great nieces and 3 great nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Adrian N. Podmore.
A funeral service will be held Friday May 7, 2021 at 1:00PM at Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society, 9 Chambers Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906. Family and friends may call Friday from 12:00-1:00PM. Pastor Hank Webb of the Belmont Community Church will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Judy Scott to help offset funeral expenses.