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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Tuesday September 1st, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

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James "Jimmy" C. Stith

James "Jimmy" C. Stith, 55, of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 28, 2015, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.

Born in Cincinnatus, NY on November 8, 1959, Jimmy was the son of the late Theodore Stith, Sr. and Lois Peak Stith.  A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1978 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School.  He worked as an auctioneer, most recently for Gene Wood Auction Service, and also as a farmer on several local farms.  In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards with his many friends at numerous locations, including Turning Water in Cincinnatus.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Guyette Stith, of Cincinnatus; stepsons, Joshua (Debbie Maricle) Lites of Cincinnatus and Paul (Felicia) Downing of Virginia Beach, VA; a stepdaughter, Lisa Downing of Cortland; and several stepgrandchildren.  He also leaves behind his sisters, Patricia (Steve) Phelps of Truxton and Darlene (Brian) Rose of Cincinnatus; one uncle; four aunts; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his first wife, Barbara, in 2014, and a brother, Theodore Stith, Jr. in 2008.

Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend James Hundley officiating.  Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery.  The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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My deepest heartfelt condolences. As children we had many happy memories. He will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers daily. Love to all of his family and God bless you.

Peggy McMahon-Keegan Oct 12 2015 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We all ask why? Only God holds the answers. May the Lord be ever close to you during this very difficult time.

Sherry Peak Knickerbocker and Beverly Peak Sep 11 2015 12:00 AM

Patti & Darlene
So sorry for your lose of your brother, but with being brought up on farms, we know that accidents can happen. He will be missed by everyone in the community.

Char Neal Sep 2 2015 12:00 AM

"JIMMYGOAT" don't know how you put up with all us kids 20 yrs. ago but you did and most of the time you had that big smile.
You will be missed,
Micah,Alexa,Karen and BillyGoat

Bill OBrien Sep 2 2015 12:00 AM

We are very sorry for the loss of Jimmy. We will always remember his laugh and smile. He will be surely missed.

Scott & Tammy Pierce Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

Patty, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother! His memory will live on in your hearts! I pray for comfort for you and your family!

Marlea Blanchard Ellis (Lea) Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

My brother Pete just told me about the passing of Jimmy. So hard to believe that such a kind spirited man has left us all so quickly. His smile and laughter would light up any room. My deepest sympathy goes out to Jimmy's family and friends that were so close to him. May he rest in peace.

Cheryl Downey Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Jimmy's family. Loved his smile and have some fond memories of him. RIP Jimmy

Eddy and Cheryl Diaz Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

Uncle jimmy......
I know you are free of any pain now.
I know you are looking down on us smiling
And laughing.... I will always carry you in my heart
Until we meet again.... RIP....

Michelle Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

Sending Our Deepest Sympathy. We will always remember Jimmy and what a wonderful man he was, with a big smile and heart!

Bob and Joanne Livermore Aug 31 2015 12:00 AM

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