James William Endsley

October 25, 1952May 16, 2018

James W. Endsley, age 65, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 following a brief illness. He was born October 25, 1952 in Newark to the late James E. and Mary Eloise (Faller) Endsley. Jim graduated from Lakewood High School and was a long time member of the Pataskala Masonic Lodge #404 F&AM. He operated Endsley Grading, serving the area constructing ponds, horse arenas and solving drainage problems. Jim also worked tirelessly as a Jersey Township Trustee, dedicated to the residents and the community; striving to treat everyone fairly and honestly in pursuit of what was best for the township. Jim will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathie Frost; sister, Janette (Bob) Lipinski; nephew, JD (Denise) Chalfant; Brother-in-law, Scott (Sylvia) Frost; Sister-in-law, Robin Clark; nieces and nephews, Erin (Zack) Traxler, Allison (Ken) Thomson, Steven (Kim) Clark, Ben Clark, Mike Owens and Kim (Tom) Gilbert. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Fairall. Jim was a loving husband, committed and loyal to his family and friends. His greatest enjoyment was spending evenings with friends in his shelter house by the pond drinking a cold Coors Light, barbecuing and discussing his favorite topics; truck pulling, the township, excavating and farming. Friends are invited to attend a memorial reception to celebrate Jim’s life which will be held 1-4 PM Saturday, May 26th, at the Jersey Township Building, 1481 Mink St., south of State Route 161. CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be made for Jim at .


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Donald Rector

May 23, 2018

My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Jim. I had the pleasure of working with Jim on a number of public service issues and his passion and commitment to his community was unique. A great person who I respect and someone who made others around him better.

Karen Kitts

May 22, 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Jim Endsley through his work on the Jersey Township Board of Trustees. He was a great man who wanted the best for Jersey Township. Always open and upfront about what he wanted for the Township. I really appreciate the work and the accomplishments that he achieved . He was always very friendly and professional with me as a member of the Board of Zoning Commission and a resident of Jersey Township. I would like to thank his wife, Kathie Frost, and his family for allowing Jim to share his time for Jersey Township. It is with deep sympathy to say that Trustee Jim Endsley will be greatly missed.
Thank you,
Karen Kitts

Valerie Wunder

May 22, 2018

My heart goes out to you, Kathie and your family during this difficult time. Jim was a great man and his memory will live on. "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." -Emily Dickenson
Love, Valerie

Tim Bubb

May 21, 2018

Just wanted to express condolences to the family and the many others in Jim's life who are all feeling the loss. My recollections of Jim are mostly as a County Commissioner working with one of the area's most dedicated township trustees. I had the pleasure of talking with and working with Jim on a number of occasions in recent years, and it was always productive. Both myself and the others in County Government always knew where Jim stood in defending the interests of his friends and neighbors in Jersey Township. I will miss very much his friendly nature, thoughtfulness, and willingness to engage in discussions and debates designed to move Jersey Township, his region and Licking County forward.
Life well lived! Certainly missing our friend and fellow public official.

Tim Bubb, Licking County Commissioner