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Jimmie Dale Scofield, age 58, of Gowen, passed away Sunday morning, October 13, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Spencer Township. The son of Erling Dale Scofield and Nell (Childs) Helmer, he was born on April 10, 1955 in Greenville. After graduating from high school, Jimmie served with the U.S. Marines and was the current Post Commander of the Cleveland-Wolverton Post 3794 in Greenville.

On October 1, 1976 in Greenville, he married Pattsy Buche. Jimmie was an avid outdoorsman. He was a mechanic and gunsmith and had won numerous trophies and awards for his marksmanship. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoyed being “Grandpa Jim” at both Cedar Crest and Lincoln Heights Elementary Schools with the “foster grandparent” program.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, and a sister.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Pattsy; their son, Andrew and Heather Scofield of Greenville; his mother, Nell Helmer of Alabama; his grandchildren, Jordan, Matthew, Meghann, Sean, Owyn, and Ashton; two brothers, Steve Scofield and Tom & Tina Scofield; a sister, Cheryl Giza; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. He will be missed by all as he lived for his family.

Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions to Toys for Tots will be available. Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, 12501 Montcalm Avenue, Greenville, with the Rev. Mark Shaw, lead pastor, officiating. Burial, with military honors will follow at Otisco Township Cemetery.

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  1. Anonymous on October 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    burt nichols

    pat, sorry to hear about your loss. may the spirit of god be with you during this difficult time….take care

    11/02/2013

    Liz Avery

    I am so sorry for your loss, I am an old friend of the family so I knew Jimmy and the rest of the family, and use to be friends with Michael before his passing.My Son Tony has Michales middle name. Love & prayers to you all.

    10/23/2013

    Robert & Kathy Pendell

    So sorry for such a great loss.

    10/20/2013

    Ricky and Joy Scofield

    Pat: We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and he will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    10/18/2013

    Gerald and Mary Ellen Tovatt

    Pattsy, Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. Just this spring the three of us walked at the Relay for Life and he looked so good. I was fortunate to have known him, he was a good man.

    10/18/2013

    clarence scofield III

    I remember Jim growing up and I always thought highly of him.

    10/18/2013

    clarence scofield III

    I remember Jim growing and I always thought highly of him.

    10/18/2013

    Don and Debbie Schultz

    Pat: We are so sorry for your loss. Sorry we didn’t make the funeral as we are out of town. Take one day at a time with the Lord. We will be praying for you all. Don and Deb Schultz

    10/18/2013

    Randy & Melissa Kerr

    Our deepest condolences to Pat & family.
    We will miss our assistant softball coach very much next year.
    Always quick to shake a hand, he was a good friend.
    It is a comfort to know that he is experiencing the joys of Heaven now.
    God Bless.

    10/17/2013

    Lindsey Shelden

    Pat, Jim will be missed. I could not of asked for a better friend. Jim was always there when I needed help no matter what I was doing. I know he touched many people in his life. My prayers to you and the family. I miss you Jim!

    10/17/2013

    Brenda Lobbezoo

    I am a volunteer at Lincoln Heights, and noticed Jim’s faithful dedication to the kids. He treated them all the same–as a special, wonderful gift waiting to be unwrapped. My sympathies in your loss of a fine man.

    10/17/2013

    cheryl scofield giza

    my brother was always the best, i remember all the times we spent together, i remember him letting me shoot his rifle, he never left me out because i was a girl. i will never forget him.

    10/17/2013

    Barbara Wood (Green)

    Patsy, It has been many years since young peoples group. We had some good times, didn’t we? So sorry for the loss of Jimmie, you are going to miss him. Think of the reunion he is having with all the ones that have gone on before him. May the Lord give you the peace, comfort and strength that you will need during these next few days and the months to come. You have a good church family that will help you through. Again, my sympathies to you and your families. Barbara 2 Cor. 1:3-4

    10/16/2013

    Gail Brechting

    Pat,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    10/16/2013

    Rhonda Nisonger

    Pat Iam so sorry about the loss of Jimmy I know you will miss him so much. I hope you will be ok and come back to work so we can help you get through the tough times. Please just remember we all will be praying for you and your family.

    10/16/2013

    Chris and Lanna Thompson

    Dear Scofield Family,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Chris enjoyed his times working with Jim in the sound booth at Calvary. We will miss his smiling face and hearing him sing out during worship.
    We will be keeping you in our prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Chris and Lanna Thompson

    10/16/2013

    Judy Wilson, Mary Rammacher

    Pat, Andy and Family
    From friends and neighbors for years our thoughts are with you and your family. Jim will be missed.

    10/16/2013

    Tamie Wilder

    Pat
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was an amazing man with the biggest heart and will be missed by all who knew him.

    10/16/2013

    Tom & Judy Beecham

    Patsy: We’re so sorry for your loss. We’re praying for you and Jimmie. Love, Tom and Judy

    10/16/2013

    Lori Rogers

    I am so sorry for your loss, God bless you……

    10/15/2013

    The Downing Family

    Pat and Family;

    We are very sorry for your loss. As a family we feel very blessed to have been able to share so many good times with Jim the last few years playing softball and will treasure those conversations with him!

    10/15/2013



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