Joseph Jamison

Joseph F. Jamison

December 13, 1922 - February 23, 2018 


Joseph F. Jamison, 95, of Wooster, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at Danbury Senior Living in Wooster.

Joe was born Dec. 13, 1922 in Logansport, IN to the late Joseph Arthur and F.  Jeannetta (Brown) Jamison.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a B-17 pilot with the 8thAir Force, 384thBombardment Group flying 23 missions over France and Germany.  After his discharge, Joe returned to Purdue University graduating with this BS in mechanical engineering.  On Aug. 26, 1946 he married the former Marion M. “Marnie” Donham, his beloved wife of 57 years.  They resided in Ft. Wayne, IN and then in Bay Village, OH where he retired after 38 years with General Electric.  He and Marnie moved to Carolina Beach, NC for 16 years before moving to Wooster in April 2004.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bay Village and in Carolina Beach and attended Heritage Baptist Church in Smithville.  He was a member of American Legion Post 385 in Bay Village and had served on the Bay Village School Board.  Joe loved spending time with this family and interacting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Joe enjoyed music, sports and fishing at Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota.

Surviving are his children, Julia M. (Todd) Smith of Wooster, Charles A. (Jean) Jamison of Orland, IN, Katherine J. (Kevin) McGill of Paris, KY and Edward L. (Barbara) Jamison of Marion, NC; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion in 2004, a son, William D. Jamison in 2009, a granddaughter, a brother, William B. Jamison and a sister, G. Rowene Tebbe.

Memorial services will be Friday, March 2ndat 2:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Michael Alvis officiating followed by Military Honors.  Friends will be received after the service.  Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport, IN.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Heritage Baptist Church, 679 W. Main St., Smithville, OH 44677.

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Name: Margaret Spoelman

Hello to the Jamison family, and we send our sympathy for the loss of “Uncle Joe” (to us!).  Our visits weren’t frequent with your family, but very memorable times of being with cousins, aunts and uncles. Uncle Joe and his pipe, his humor and strong spirit will be memories for sure. My mother, Rowena often commented on how he would call her “Tweet”. I hope you find comfort in the memories and knowledge that he was much loved.

Margaret (Tebbe) Spoelman


Name: Laurie Barker

I met Joe when I married Jim Barker, brother to Jean Jamison. I spent time with Joe and Marne at their home in Bay Village and many trips to Minnesota. Joe always made me feel like a part of their family. Joe loved fishing in Minnesota and he sure loved to eat. He will be fondly remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jamisons. 







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