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.