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James Donald McGathey

February 25, 1936 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 84)


James Donald McGathey, age 84, of Nelsonville, Ohio passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Born February 25, 1936 in Green Township, Hocking County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Pearl Delphie and Thelma Pauline (Miller) McGathey.

James was a certified public accountant having worked for the Athens Messenger and H&R Block. He also loved playing cards and enjoyed farming.

James is survived by two brothers, John William “Bill” McGathey and Kenneth Wayne McGathey both of Sebring, Florida; and many nieces and nephews – Robert E. McGathey Jr., Valorie Toth, Bryan McGathey, Mary Kay Eastman, Todd McGathey, Michael McGathey, Rhonda Wyskiver, Tracy Lower, Lee McGathey, Martine Register, James McGathey, Jay McGathey, Paul McGathey, Susan McGathey Ball, and Gail Hasty-Bradon.

Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert E. McGathey Jr., Pearl E. McGathey, and Richard McGathey; and two nephews, Timothy and Steven McGathey.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home – Logan, Ohio.


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