James Bosworth

James A. Bosworth of Okeechobee FL, former Marquette, MI resident, passed away Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. He was born August 17th, 1955, to the late Paul C. & Virginia A. (Goodreau) Bosworth. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 357 for 35 years.

He is survived by three children, Regan (Robert) Odell of Indian Land, SC, John (Molly) of Spring Lake, MI, and Krissy of Muskegon, MI; twelve grandchildren, Valerie, Vanessa, Riley, Farrah (Nathan), Ben, Aiden, Zane, Christopher, Elaysia, Layla, Jason & Antwon; four sisters, Therese (Sheboygan Falls, WI), Patricia (Lansing), Gayle (Venice, FL), and Tammy (Rich) Thompson (Haslett, MI); brothers, Paul (Kalamazoo, MI) and Ronald (Ishpeming, MI); and an army of nieces & nephews.  Also surviving is step-mother, Gloria; Duane, Steve, Michael Larson, and Tracy (Dustin) Peano.

Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Mark (Deena) in 2012.

Jim loved his family and grandchildren unconditionally. His grandchildren all called him Grandpa Peanut. Most people knew him as the “Boz.” He was a very outgoing and lovable person. He never met a stranger, they were always a friend.

He loved a good party & a good joke. He was a beautiful singer and sang Barbershop for many years. I can see him singing in Heaven now with all the family members that have passed. He always answered his phone, no matter who it was, with the word “whaaaat.”  I sure will miss that.

Jim never wanted people to mourn his passing; he wanted people to celebrate his life, which is what we will do. You will be missed so much Jim, you brought such joy to so many people. RIP “BOZ.”

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  His family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the James Bosworth Go Fund Me Page.

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David & Deb Dolph
July 7, 2018 at 10:32 am

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a nice guy, and very fun loving.

Don Patierno
July 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

In the last few years, Cousin Jim and I were able to reconnect — thanks to the Goodreau family reunion in Baraga in 2015 and the “mini-reunions” in Florida the last two years. It was great to catch up after so many years. During these occasions, I was reminded of his warmth and friendliness, characteristics evident even when he was a young lad. I was also impressed by the proud manner in which he spoke of his family. He truly loved them. I was so much looking forward to seeing him in the UP later this month. I am deeply saddened by his passing and offer my sincere condolences to all who loved him.

Vicki Burleson
July 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

Jimmy and I are so saddened by the passing of Jim and will truly miss him being a part of our life while in Blue Cypress. I recall my last conversation at one of our Events at the Clubhouse this past Season. He said, so happy to see you Vicki and hugged me. I will always remember his willingness to help me at the Dinner/Dance Events so often. He was very talanted and sang Kareoke for our Entertainment. He sang one of Elvis songs and everyone was mesmerized by his beautiful voice. He was very talanted and so handsome and we all loved him and his Sister, Gayle. RIP my friend and entertain those Angels in Heaven.

Vicky Costantino Sheppard
July 8, 2018 at 11:56 am

I will surely miss Jimmy…….we had so much fun since we all reconnected 3 1/2 years ago. We always joked about him being “The former boyfriend that I couldn’t remember being….”. It was a good laugh! I loved when we played hand and foot and every time he had a good card he’d slam it down on the pile and would say “bam”. I loved when he would sing “Brown Eyed Girl” for me. There are so many memories of Drum Corp……..we all talked alot about “the good old days….so much fun, we were all like family!
Jimmy was sweet, funny and so very proud of his family! He loved being called “Grandpa Peanut”. He will be surely missed by everyone that knew him. Rest in peace my old friend!

Richard and Terry Haynes
July 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Words cannot express our sincere sadness we feel at this time. We loved Jim as a son and friend and will miss his infectious smile and whaaaaattttt?????

Ted Fisher
July 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm

Love you brother. What a wonderful loving person, always smiling and waving at all that passed you by. We shared some good times together in the short period that we shared. I’ll never forget your loving soul my brother. God bless and R.I.P. Love,Tedro

Debbie Dupras
July 8, 2018 at 8:32 pm

Regan, John, Krissey and families, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing- will keep you all in my prayers.

Mary LeMay (my mom is their dads' sister)
July 10, 2018 at 9:39 am

So sorry to all my Bosworth cousin’s at the loss of Jim. I will miss Boz’s postings of his fishing, and travels to and from Florida and visits with friends and family. He sure was a wonderful and loving man. Didn’t see much of him since we were much younger, but I remember him being a very nice man. And I can tell from these postings that he is a great father, grandfather, brother and friend. RIP cousin, Boz.

Gayle A Bosworth
July 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm

I can hardly find words to express how sad and devastated I am by my Big Brudder Jimmy’s passing away. We became so close since moving to Florida. Lots of tough times for both of us. We were always there for each other. When i gave him the blue convertible he just cried. When i almost died he cried even harder. He was so thoughtful and loving and always called me when there was a storm. Love ya Big Brudder, life will never be the same without you in it. Rest now and never stop singing.

Larry Letts
August 5, 2018 at 7:40 am

Jim was a great friend and also just a great person. He knew how to have fun. RIP


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