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Taylor-Theller Funeral Home
Wednesday January 26th, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Taylor-Theller Funeral Home
Thursday January 27th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Jim Bly

James A. "Jim" Bly, age 83 of Amanda, passed away Friday, January 21, 2022, at his home. He was born October 8, 1938, in Ada, OH the son of Robert E. and Ethel M. (Patterson) Bly. He was a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School and then served four years in the Army. Jim worked for the Veterans Memorial in Columbus from 1955 until 1980. He started there as a teenager and then returned after his military service. In 1980, he went to work for George E. Fern Co. where he stayed until his retirement in 2020.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer Bly, Janet (Brian Bowman) Notestone, Michael (Iyana) Bly, and Jeff (Heather) Bly, all of Amanda; grandchildren, Mathew (Jessica) and Bradley (Ashley) Notestone, Joey and Garrett Drake, Levi and Mackenzie Bly; great grandchildren, Payton and Xzavier; brother, Garry Bly, of New Lexington; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Brenda (Roberts) Bly; sisters, Carol Rail and Faye Bly.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda with Pastor Chris Hildenbrand officiating. Interment will follow at Amanda Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Jessica Meade Jan 26 2022 10:42 PM

I grew up on Westphal Avenue, Whitehall, just living down the road from where The Bly's lived. Faye was one of my best friends and we graduated together in 1960. Faye was here for our 50th class reunion and that was the last time I saw her. The following year Faye went home to be with the Lord. But I remember being a teenager and having dinner with the family. Many great memories of this family. I remember Mr. Bly's new Edsel. All of Whitehall came to see his car. Sorry I am unable to be there, but know I am sending prayers of comfort to your family......Anne Hazlett Highland

Anne Highland Jan 24 2022 3:08 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family, friends and coworkers. I only knew and worked with Jim for a relatively short time but found him to be a wonderful person and he'll be greatly missed by all.

Jon Cain

Jon Cain Jan 24 2022 8:55 AM

So sorry for your loss. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of spending time with Jim and him teaching us to swim and taking us fishing.

Tom Litton Jan 23 2022 3:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Theresa Workman Rest in Peace Uncle Jim💔💔 Jan 23 2022 1:05 PM

My deepest condolences to the family

James Hardy Jan 23 2022 11:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Garry Bennett Jan 23 2022 9:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Teresa bly Jan 22 2022 7:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Iyana Alvarez Jan 22 2022 5:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jim Bly

Angelic Cline Jan 22 2022 5:26 PM

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