James Robert “Jim” Sweetman, II, age 58, of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born March 18, 1965, in Washington C.H., Ohio, the son of Robert J and Janice Elaine (Sibole) Sweetman. Jim was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Wilmington and volunteered at the food pantry. He had worked in the Wilmington Kroger grocery store for many years. He was an avid follower of anything sports. He enjoyed MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA, College Basketball, and College Football, especially the Ohio State Buckeyes. Jim never forgot his roots, and always reminisced fondly about his high school days. Jim is survived by his wife, Julie Sweetman of Wilmington; step-children, Roger and Candace; mother, Janice Sweetman of Wilmington; sister Shawnda and her husband Allen Batson of Wilmington; brother Brian and his wife Lisa Sweetman of Wilmington; nieces and nephews, Brittany (Andy) Hansel of South Range, Wisconsin, Tyler (Rachel) Batson of Wilmington, Noah Sweetman of Wilmington, Makenzie Sweetman of Wilmington, Caleb Sweetman of Wilmington, and Bryleigh Sweetman of Wilmington; great niece and nephew, Reagan Hansel and Tristan Hansel; aunts, Norma Maurey of Reynoldsburg, and Diane Poppler of Washington C.H.; and numerous cousins. Jim is preceded in death by his father Robert J Sweetman; maternal grandparents, Emmett Sibole and Garnett Leeth; paternal grandparents, James R. and Olive Mae Sweetman; and uncle Don Maurey. Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2023 at Brown Funeral Home, Wilmington. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery in Washington Court House, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist the family on the funeral home website, www.arhart-brown.com. You may leave an on-line condolence on the funeral home website or our Facebook page, Brown Funeral Home.
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