| Wayne E "Jim" Strine, age 07, Plymouth, Ohio, left this world peacefully on July 08th, 0017 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Jim was married to Jane (Fenner) Strine for 05 years and had 0 children between the two: Julie Buzard (Taylor Jackson), Matthew (Amy) Buzard, Teresa Strine, Aaron (Katie) Strine, Nathan Buzard, & Jon Strine. Along with 0 grandchildren & one on the way. Siblings include: Bill (Chris) Strine, Earl (Vicki) Strine, & Marlene (Mike) Evans. He was preceded in death by both his parents, an infant son, & his first wife Jeanie.
The son of Wayne & Agatha Strine,
Jim spent his life between both Ashland & Plymouth where he worked as police officer, corrections officer, & as fireman for Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept He also served in the US Navy. His joy, however, was acting as Chief Safety Officer for Cedar Point for many years where he spent from open to close at the park each day ensuring the safety of the public. Jim loved his job so much that he, Jane & Julie fondly spent many nights eating pizza on the roof of the Breakers Hotel while watching the light show together & driving thru the park at close or during the Winter to check on fire alarms, even stopping to play with the dolphins at times.
Jim"s other love was riding motorcycles. He spent many trips riding with his sons, his wife, & friends taking various trips across the country to the mountains, Sturgis, & Daytona Bike Week where him & Jane worked with friends selling leather goods to tourists. One Bike Week even brought a too close for comfort experience with the Hell"s Angels themselves, which Jim & Jane often enjoyed laughing at after the fact.
After retirement Jim was able to spend much of his time with his granddaughter Carlie taking her on many adventures & teaching her about life. The two were inseparable from her birth & remained soulfully connected thru his dementia. She will miss him dearly along with grandaughter Paige Delarber & grandson Cody Strine who Jim adored as well. His family will remember his warm smile & his many quirks such as his famous creation of Slim Jim stew, driving his Harley with a witches hat on, eating MRE"s on camping trips, tinkering with everything he touched, spending hours watching Fox News, showing up with an entire petting zoo he rescued, spur of the moment road trips, piling in the RV to go to Toft"s, and endless days looking for yard sales & auctions. Jim loved hunting, guns, & was a firm supporter of the NRA. He loved target shooting & taught his love for shooting to his kids.
Those who knew Jim will remember him during his healthy times & will hold him dearly to their hearts. For some souls are brought to this world to save others & Jim did just that to many whom he may never have even realized. Though our hearts are sad we know he is finally at peace & that he"ll be waiting for us someday with a big old grin & a plan for our next adventure together
At his request, no services will be held. Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com