James Ford Selman, “Jimmy Diesel” age 78, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at Altercare of Louisville, after losing the battle with cancer.
James was born on December 14th, 1941 in Barrackville, West Virginia to Catherine and Ed Selman. He graduated from McKinley High School and went onto serve 4 years in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. James spent most of his life as a Long-Haul Semi-Truck driver where he earned his handle “Jimmy Diesel”. He was known for his big heart, fun-loving spirit and musical talent all across the US. In his spare time, he was an avid gardener and a very talented guitar player.
He is survived by daughters, Tuleeca Buttery, Anjeanette Morrish, Jamie Wagner, and Sheena Hershey; grandchildren, Kim, Lisa, Lana, Lela, Jordan, Justin, Sarah, Aaron, Arielle, Austin, and Alexis; sisters, Charlotte Wilhelm and Wanda Holcomb
James was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Julie Slabaugh and grandson Sean
The family will host a Celebration of Life dinner at Paradise UCC at 619 East Main St., Louisville, Ohio in Fellowship Hall on March 7th, 4-6PM. All are welcome and encouraged to bring pictures, a covered dish, and lots of good stories. James’ ashes will later be buried with his mother, Catherine (Merchant, Selman) McFadden in West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio
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