James Michael Dever

November 2, 1949February 27, 2019

James Michael Dever, 69, of Zanesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1949 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late James and Helen (Weaver) Dever. James is survived by his daughter, Nicole (Doug) Tufts; brother, David (Monica) Dever; grandchildren, Aiden, Landen and Layla Tufts; nieces, Courtney Adkins and Caitlyn (Jeff) Heimerl; great-nieces and great-nephew, Shilo Heimerl, Maesyn Heimerl, Montgomery Adkins and Sterling Adkins; aunts, Virginia Shelar, Joan Weiner and Barbara Jean Smith; uncle, Robert Weaver and numerous cousins. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his grandparents, Oria (Clara) Dever and Isaac (Anna) Weaver. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, OH 43031. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Father Martin Ralko officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mental Health America of Licking County, 65 Messimer Dr., Newark, OH 43055, and Behavioral Health Partners of Central Ohio in James memory.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2019

James Michael Dever

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Tom Whitehead

March 2, 2019

We are very sad and sorry to hear about cousin Jim's passing. We will truly miss all of our conversations, shopping trips, the laughter and the emotional moments. I remember in the late 50's all the fun times spending the night with Jim, Dave, Aunt Helen and Uncle Jim. I remember back around 1968 cursing around in Jim's new Chevy Camaro and one time at the Johnstown Dairy Queen you needed me to help you kick start that high compression, high horsepower pan-head Harley of yours. I remember how fun it was seeing one and other on our monthly visits through the years and all those very interesting conversations. I remember a few times in recent visits I would drop you off at your place in Zanesville and you would be very sad as you walked away and looked back telling me how hard it was to see me go, that made it very hard to leave and a long road home. It will be a long time before I make that trip again. You will truly be miss cousin Jim. We only take comfort in know you are now with your mother, father and other loved one that our Lord has called home before you. Thanks so much for the past 60 + years of great memories Jim. Until we see you again cousin Jim RIP and God Bless.

Dan McLaughlin

March 1, 2019

Dave and Family,

Please feel our condolences on the loss of your brother! We love your family and will be here for anything you need as you go through this. My heart hurts for you my friend!