Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH


James Curtis McCurdy

April 11, 1949September 8, 2019

James “Jim” C. McCurdy passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on April 11, 1949 to Beverly (Cox) and the late Lyman McCurdy.

Jim was a State Fire Marshal for 20 years; he was a life member of Coshocton County REACT for 44 years and his passion was taking care of the REACT Park at Roscoe.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Shroyer) whom he married on July 27, 1968; daughter, Toni Trowbridge; granddaughters, Veronica (Aaron) Bemiller and Samantha Trowbridge; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Terry and Lester (Sue) McCurdy; brother-in-law, Robert (Evelyn) Shroyer and several nieces and nephews. As per Jim’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.

In memory and honor of Jim’s years of service to REACT and the community, the family will meet at the REACT Park on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00pm. Family and friends are welcome to join. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to the Coshocton REACT Park, P.O. Box 937, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.


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Sandy Jones

September 12, 2019

Linda and family,

Jim and I had many wonderful conversations. He was so grateful to the Lord for all of the blessings in his life. He was such a joy . Jim’s attitude was so amazing, no matter what the adversity he gave God the glory for getting him through the difficult times. He was a giver, always thinking of others. Jim you blessed me. You blessed our community. Your life was a true example of a giving, loving, Christian. You touched many lives. Thank you for sharing your Christian faith with all of us. May the Lord bless your family and comfort them in this difficult time.

Sandy Durbin

September 11, 2019

Linda , we sure will miss Jim and his great smile. He always,made a person feel better.

Linda & Richard Carpenter

September 11, 2019

Linda and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a good person and would help anyone he could. Stay strong and remember
all the good times.

Jonel Sturtz

September 10, 2019

Linda and family so sorry for you loss I'm sure going miss Jim at TSC miss his smile and talking with him R.I.P Jim .
Jonel Sturtz

Sheila Tumblin

September 10, 2019

Linda and family. I surely am sorry to hear about Jim. I have known Jim most of his life. We are long time friends of the McCurdy family. Jim was such a great guy and you have my condolences. Hugs and prayers for the family.

tim Grace

September 10, 2019

Linda @family Iam very sorry to hear about Jim I just talked to him 3or4weeks ago up here at the cabin where he mowed along 93 I am sure gonna miss him we had a lot of laughs@good times in React my prayers are with you @Toni God will give you strength @peace your friend TimGrace

Drew Courtright

September 10, 2019

Prayers to Linda and all the family Jim has been a huge role model to me and my family I still remember riding around fair with him in the gator as a little boy we love you Jim you will be very missed

Becky Blackson

September 10, 2019

What a great man!! I will miss the big smile and hug!! Will always have our memory of “the pants”! RIP Jim!

Patty and Tim Mercer

September 10, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss Linda, Toni and family. Jim was such a wonderful man. We have so many great memories working with him at the fair while we was in React. He will be missed by all of us.

Peggy Shaw

September 10, 2019

He was such a sweet heart and he will be greatly missed. We will miss his smiling face coming into Hardee's.