James Richardson Dolph

April 22, 1924April 3, 2021

Jim Dolph, 96, of Elmore, OH, died on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

Jim was born in Genoa on April 22,1924 to the late Aaron and Ethel (Stevens) Dolph. After graduating from Harris-Elmore High School, he immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific. After the war, he became the 4th generation owner of the family business, Dolph Oil Company, in Elmore. On June 29, 1946, Jim married Edna “Verdena” Wagner. During their 72 years together, they raised their family, traveled throughout the U.S. with the Avion Travelcade, and spent their winters in St. James City, FL volunteering at the American Legion, VFW, the Elks and Civic Club on Pine Island. Verdena preceded Jim in death on September 22, 2013. Jim was a proud Lifetime Member of the Ohio American Legion, Post 279, and the Florida VFW, Post 4353. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and life experiences with others.

Jim is survived by his children, Dennis (Susan) Dolph of Elmore and Pamela (Kermit) Miller of Walnut Creek, five grandchildren: Amy (Tim) Spieth, Aaron (Laurie) Dolph, Karrie (Brandon) Wood, Krystal (Nick) Hoffman, and Korrine Morrow; 10 great-grandchildren: Thomas, Peyton, and Jacob Spieth, Claire, Elaine and Kate Dolph, Aidan and Logan Wood, and Ethan and Eleanor Morrow; and sister, Mary Lou Luckey.

Along with his wife and parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene Dolph, and his sister, Nan Deitmeyer.

Per his wishes, a cremation will take place and he will be privately laid to rest at Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery.


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Jeff & Chryso Hovis

April 9, 2021

We are sorry to hear that Jim passed away. A wonderful and entertaining neighbor, with a hint of mischief, with always a gleam in his eyes.

Sharon & Tom Elder

April 8, 2021

Denny and family. We have sadness and sorrow in our hearts. We are thinking of you and keeping you in prayer
I pray that God wraps His arms around you and that you feel the peace of His presence. I pray that during this tough time you know that you are thought of and loved by many people.

gary rhiel

April 8, 2021

Denny, Susan, Pam, Kermit and families. We would like to extend our sympathy to you. Jim was a great person and we had a lot of fun with him especially at Kaylor's parties. He will be missed by everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and Faye

Mike Blazevich

April 7, 2021

First met Jim in 1971. I was a Marathon Driver and Jim was hauling his fuel products back to Elmore and different locations. Always enjoyed chatting with him while we were loading our trucks. As years went on Dennis would fill me in on what his Dad was up too. Always enjoyed his updates as I found his Dad to be a great down to earth person who didn’t mind working hard. That work ethic he handed down to his son. Our condolences to Jim’s family. Mike Blazevich.