Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 22, 2012 11:40 am EDT


MANSFIELD — James L. “Jim” Best Sr. passed away May, 20, 2012, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

He was born April 23, 1940, in Mansfield, the son of Harold L. and Eva (Potye) Best, and was a 1959 Mansfield Senior High School graduate. He worked at Gorman Rupp in Mansfield, retiring six years ago with over 30 years of service.

Survived by wife, Janet Roberta (Vesper), whom he married Feb. 27, 1960; four children, Laura Remark, Jim “Bub” Best Jr., Grant Best, David Best, all of Mansfield; four grandchildren; his mother, Eva Best of Ashland; a brother, Jon (Chris) Best of Lexington, and a sister, Nancy (Joe) Everly of Leesville.

He was preceded in death by his father; sister, Janet Metz.

Friends may call Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Celebrant will be Jerry Wilson.

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