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OBITUARY

James Kay Noffsinger

October 7, 1951June 30, 2020

James K. Noffsinger of Port Orange, Florida, passed away June 30, 2020, at his residence. James was born October 7, 1951, in Flint, Michigan, the son of James and Louise (Horvath) Wooster.

He attended Flint Southwestern and Grand Blanc High School. He married Rebecca (Lipe) in 1984. James studied computer science at UM Flint while working at General Motors Truck and Bus in Flint and Pontiac. Retiring from GM after 34 years, Jim and Becky moved to Torch Lake, Michigan, where he had fun working at the Traverse City Airport for several years and got a kick out of collecting autographs from celebrity passengers; fodder for his stories. Jimmy was a great writer and during hunting season he loved sitting in his blind, composing “Jimmy the Hunter” stories, an early online blog he sent out to family, full of funny quips about his misadventures in the woods. He loved the lake and enjoyed giving tours of the area on their pontoon boat. Jim loved his family and was greatly entertained by his grandchildren. He had many interests, and was passionate about playing music. He shared his love of music as a worship leader. Since moving to Florida, Jimmy played keyboard with a local R and B band, Blu Highway. He was an avid sports enthusiast, and loved playing baseball, golf and hockey. James was often seen riding his bike in the neighborhood, visiting with people and learning the neighborhood news. “Uncle Jimmy” was a family favorite. Jimmy had a dynamic personality with a unique ability to make everyone feel important and special. He had many lifelong friends. Many have said that Jim lit up a room, but he would tell you the source of his light was Jesus the Christ who transformed him. He had a servant’s heart and loved helping people.

He leaves behind a legacy of living life to the fullest with his love for family and God.

James was predeceased by siblings Terry Gatz, Jarrie Williams, Scott Noffsinger, Matthew Noffsinger, and brother-in-law Gary Lipe. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Rebecca (Lipe) Noffsinger; children, James Noffsinger Jr.; Nicholas Noffsinger; Grace (Mark) Sias; Lydia (Michael) Krimmel; William Noffsinger; grandchildren, Jayden Foster; Gabriel, Stella, Oliver and Ruby Sias; Delaney and Leonie Krimmel; siblings, Gary (Debbie) Noffsinger and Barbara (Tom) Burns; in-laws, Judy Lipe, Terry (Teresa) Lipe, Ken (Mary Beth) Lipe, Ed (Pam) Lipe, Mary (James) Allender, Anne (Robin Cameron) Lipe, Kevin (Patty) Lipe, Rita (Michael) Pando; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at First Assembly of Deland, 551 South Kepler Rd, Deland, FL. Pastor Michael Modica officiating.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to legacyhousingproject.org which provides housing and assistance to youth aging out of foster care. The mailing address is P.O. Box 10432, Daytona Beach, FL 32120.

A celebration of life service to be held at a later date in Michigan.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Jim Stone

July 14, 2020

To our Dear Becky-man & Gang,
Our hearts are broken for you & with you. Jimmy's passing is so unexpected & way too soon. I met Jim & Becky in the mid '70s at GM T&B Flint. Through work & mutual friends we became good friends. From football Sundays at John & Claire's, Wrestle Mania at Beach's, or Super bowl at Aaron's, Jimmy was always there. I hosted a Super bowl party at my house one year & Jimmy came over early to give me a hand. When we were all set, I excused myself to take a shower. Jimmy proceeded to sit down at my old piano & serenade me with Bach's- Toccata & Fugue in D minor, otherwise known to us Flintstones & Michiganders as Highland Appliance Midnight Madness Sale theme song. "Holy Crap Jimmy!" He just gave me that Chessie-cat grin & said, "what!?" Watching those fingers fly up & down those keys was entertaining to say the least. So many stories & memories. Jimmy's confidence, kindness, & quite the sense of humor made him one of a kind. He is & will be in our hearts forever.
Love & Prayers,
Birdman & Kathy Stone

Lynne and Victor Shepherd

July 9, 2020

Dearest Becky and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. May GOD be with you at this difficult time, and please know our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

Val Petrunak

July 8, 2020

Jimmy was a kind, thoughtful, and caring friend. He was a fabulous talented musician, and it was an honor to have him in our band and in our lives. We will miss him dearly...Rest in Peace “Jimmy Keys”

Brenda Warle-Chaves

July 8, 2020

My heart goes out to the family of Jimmy. I know the loss is felt by those that knew and loved him. My memories of Jimmy are him having the gift of making people laugh and smile. My fondest memories goes back to the relationship I had with Gary, Jarrie, Barb and Jimmy. My prayers are for the family as they hold the many memories of Jimmy...🙏💕💜💕

Mary Allender

July 8, 2020

I think this obituary captures Jimmy beautifully. As Becky’s sister and Jimmy’s brother- in - law, Jim and I had the great pleasure of being next door neighbors to them, up on Ridge View at Torch Lake. What a blessing! Jimmy was always ready to help, and was always up to something that would make us laugh. Our kids and grandkids loved him just as much as we did, because he had the spirit of a big kid himself! What a generous talent. He played many musical instruments, and was always ready to teach children or adults who were interested. No charge! He will live on in our hearts forever❣️
Mary and Jim Allender

Elizabeth Gummere

July 7, 2020

Jim was a great man. Talented yet understated in so many ways. He was best known for his wit and sarcastic humor. Jim was so much fun to work with at the airport making us all laugh on a daily basis. He would say things things to passengers that only he could get away with lol! His carefree spirit was a joy to work with. Jim would bring his guitar into work and help me develop as a musician. I also had the honor of golfing with Jim a few times as well! I am very sad to hear that he is no longer with us and he will live on in all of our loving memories of him ❤️ See you at the 19th hole!

Holly Zatkovic

July 7, 2020

One of my all time favorite coworkers. I will truly miss him. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Randy Cronk

July 7, 2020

I worked w/ Jim at Pontiac, he was a character, he'd go by me on the e'way , saw him getting in his car after work & there was a bird imbedded in the grill area. Nick named him bird man after that. Always smiling, rest easy ol friend

Randy Miller

July 7, 2020

I first met Jim in 1976. Working together in the paint department, teammates on softball teams, golf leagues and outings.
He always made me laugh with his great sense of humor. A good friend. Even though we have not seen each other for years. I always followed his Life and Adventures through his Facebook postings. You and your family are in my prayers.

Donna Piper

July 7, 2020

Becky,I am holding you and your family in my prayers at such a challaging time. I remember Jimmy with great memories. Love,Donna Piper

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY