James Ronald Thiebeau Sr.

July 31, 1935November 7, 2021

James R. Thiebeau, Sr. age 86 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 3:40 PM at the EverHeart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. Born in Frenchtown, Ohio on July 31, 1935, he was a son to the late Chalmer & Georgiana (Batty) Thiebeau. James worked many years at his father’s auto service store painting cars, and also had worked for Carl Subler and Weaver Bro’s. He was a member of the Versailles Eagles. In his free time he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and maintaining his beautiful, near perfect garden. James loved spending time driving country back roads in his truck, and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will truly be missed. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Joan Thiebeau, whom he married on November 27, 1954: son Terry Lee Thiebeau: brother John Thiebeau: brother-in-law Robert Poly.

Survived by his children Sandy & Nick Smith; James R. Thiebeau, Jr. & Ginetta: grandchildren Jennifer & Larry Nichols; Jamie Thiebeau; Stevie Reier, Jr; Tammy & Kent Treon; Nichola Reier & Charles Marsh; Jac Thiebeau; Dillon Thiebeau; Megan & Konrad Modschiedler: great-grandchildren Lula, Talon, Hayden, Kayla, Kira, Kelsey; Arabella; Wyatt: sister Lois Poly: sister-in-law Sierra Sprow: as well as many nieces and nephews.

Services for James are to be family only, private services and will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Evangelist Larry D. Nichols presiding. Burial at St. Valbert Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to EverHeart Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Online sympathies


  • Burial

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Private Service

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Private Visitation

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021


James Ronald Thiebeau Sr.

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Sandy smith

November 14, 2021

Will miss you much dad. I enjoyed all we did together. I have so many great memories. Fishing with you so much with grandkids was fun. You'll be in my heart forever ♥ as I always said, MY DAD. VERY proud to be your daughter ❤

Tammy Cline

November 12, 2021

I feel like I have known him forever! My late husband, Bob Cline, and I used to sit and talk to him out at the Brown Jug when Tom Brown owned it. Lots of good memories and talking and laughing. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Kathy (Thiebeau)Unger

November 11, 2021

So many fun memories of Uncle Jim! What a wonderful guy! Til we meet again Paint, drink a beer for me in heaven!
So sorry for your loss Sandy, Jimmy and all the family

Nichola Reier

November 10, 2021

I'm so happy that I got to have 40 years worth of memories with you Grandpa! ❤️ I always loved my candy bars and little bottles of coke, but the best part was that I got to be there with you. I love you grandpa ❤️❤️❤️

Diane Prenger

November 9, 2021

Our deepest Sympathy to Jim’s family.Such a gentle man. Larry and Diane Prenger