James Clinton Truex

September 20, 1952March 24, 2019

James Clinton Truex, 66, of Pataskala, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at The James surround by his loving family. He was born on September 20, 1952 in Columbus, OH, a son to the late Darrell and Barbara (Maurer) Truex. James was an avid golfer and his motto was “Family Is Everything.” He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Stephanie; daughters, Jamie (Kelly) Mills, Cristin (Mark) DeVries, Stacie (Joseph) MacDonald and Caree (Adam) Dey; grandchildren, Olivia, Lilly, Carter, Jax, Larkin and Gray; siblings, Jack (Annette) Truex, John (Karen) Truex, Terri (Dennis) Nixon and Jerry (Terrie) Truex and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Private family service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Honoring James wishes cremation will follow.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Tyler Reeder

April 9, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Truex family. Reading through these memories of Jim shows me just how much he impacted the lives of so many.

Though we worked in separate offices, I always felt close to Jim as we worked on a daily basis through the NTEP program.

Being a young "newbie" to the weights and measures world 5 years ago, Jim helped in so many ways as a mentor to make me feel welcome and appreciated. He always took time to educate me on the complexities of the weights and measures world.

It is clear that Jim was well respected by others for the same reasons and we will all miss him greatly.

Tyler Reeder, NCWM Project Coordinator

Brad Young

April 2, 2019

So sorry and shocked to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was a great guy and worked well with our scale company during Jim's time at Ohio Weights & Measures. Heartfelt condolences to Jim's family and friends.

Tom Konst

March 29, 2019

Jim was a good friend. I enjoyed his company and wisdom at weights and measures meetings. The weights and measures community will miss him. As an Ohio inspector, I have missed him since his retirement. Things will never be the same. Rest in Peace Jim.

Jane Zulkiewicz

March 29, 2019

My deep and sincere condolences to the Truex family, the many friends and colleaques who crossed Jim's path,
Jim was an expert in his field and many new devices were introduced to the marketplace with his guidance and knowledge.
At this difficult time may the family find peace in the impact Jim made in many lives.

Marc Buttler

March 28, 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to the Truex family and to all of us who will miss Jim very much.
Jim was a great man, in my humble opinion, who had a singular ability to mediate complex issues and shed light on truth and common sense.
He touched so many lives in a positive way through his work that his life and accomplishments can be envied by us all.
Thanks for all you taught me, Jim.

Julie Quinn

March 27, 2019

Sincere condolences to Jim's family and friends. He was a giant in the Weights & Measures world as well as such a kind man. I will never forget the epic "battles" he and Steve Malone would stage as they debated the merits of items on the NCWM agenda. They did so much to educate us on the impact the issues we were deciding had on businesses and citizens alike. It took me awhile to figure out that he was only fierce about equity in the marketplace, and that outside of work he was just a big softy at heart. We are going to miss him very much.

Julie Quinn
Weights & Measures Director
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Kevin Chesnutwood

March 27, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family of a great man who I will miss interacting and working with. As has been said continuously throughout these posts, he will be greatly missed for many reasons in addition to his vast knowledge and character. Prayers of comfort to your family. Kevin Chesnutwood
NIST Mass and Force Group

David Vande Berg

March 26, 2019

Thanks to Jim's family and to Jim for his many years of steadfast and consistent service. I had the privilege of working with Jim on many many aspects. I knew that I could turn to him for a fair perspective in any turbulent situation. Jim always acted with integrity and respect regardless of the situation or ramifications. It is rare to find a man who focuses on the things that really matter. I alway knew I could turn to Jim for real answers when it mattered most. THANK YOU JIM! I really appreciate all you have done! God bless you and your family.

Rich McCann

March 26, 2019

My sympathies to the Truex family!

Jim was a great advocate for our noble profession - weights & measures. A true professional and scholar of our profession. He pursued the work with passion and leadership which is less recognized today. I recall, the Ohio program, under his leadership, being one of the best in the country! Thanks Jim for your all your hard work and dedication, you were an example to people that giving your best was all that was required!!!

Stratt Pinagel

March 26, 2019

Jim cast a long shadow over weights and measures both here in the U.S. and internationally. His unquestioned expertise and willingness to engage and debate are both well-documented and legendary. That he will be missed in that arena that he cared about so much is an immense understatement.

To Jim's Family - any words of comfort would seem woefully inadequate...but as I reflected on my interactions with Jim over the last 20 plus years, what always personally stood out to me - in addition to his vast knowledge and willingness to share it - was Jim's laughter. I think that he had one of the most sincere and hearty laughs that was so infectious that you couldn't help but chuckle (or crack up) whether you were part of the conversation or not. Even now it brings me a smile thinking about it.

With deepest condolences,
Stratt Pinagel