James (Jim) David Carlisle, 79, of Bucyrus, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
Jim lived most of his life in Ft. Lauderdale moving there as a teenager where he worked in a cabinet shop doing woodworking. Then in the late 1960s as a Tile Setter.
Jim moved to Rentz, GA in 2001, starting his own business Jim's Tile & Marble. Jim worked in his profession for over 50 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on little projects, except during College Football Season. He was a diehard Ohio State fan! I bet they'll win the championship this year!
Jim was very proud of his daughter Tammy who came to care for him in December 2015. He was also very proud of his grandchildren and five beautiful great-grandchildren and very excited for their future.
After major heart surgery in February 2016 and many other complications, he was brought home on hospice in March and released in May 2016. Blessed with another 5 years past his expiration date given in 2016! A true miracle!
Jim was a strong man with a stubborn, ornery attitude, most definitely a fighter, with a heart of gold! Jim was a great man! Jim would have celebrated 32 years of sobriety this year July 4th. He will be missed by many.
Jim is survived by: Daughter, Tammy Carlisle, Glenwood GA; Son, James Ty Carlisle, East Dublin GA; Daughter, Dawn Carlisle, Ft. Lauderdale FL; Grandchildren, Justin Carlisle, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Heather Davenport, Blairsville GA, Robby Baker, Blairsville GA, Chace Carlisle, Ft. Lauderdale FL, John Seldner, Dublin GA, David Carlisle, Dublin GA; and Great Grandchildren, Weston, Lilly Rae, Carson, Ivory, and Benton. Jim is also survived by his two brothers, Terry Carlisle and Ronnie Stroble; and nephews, Mark and Glen Carlisle and Thad and Brandon Stroble.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Bob Carlisle and Mary Elizabeth Cady; grandparents, Robert Carlisle and Mary Bo Peep, and ex-wife, Barbara Carlisle (Mother to Tammy).
Dad did not want a service. He always said you should visit people while they're alive, not when they die. Rest in Peace Pops, Love Always.