James Leland Schuler, 79, Middleport, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Thursday September 13, 2012, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Born March 2, 1933, at Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Charles A. and Evelyn M. Denney Schuler. Jim was a coal miner and worked at Buckeye Steel, Columbus, Ohio, for 30 years as a pattern maker. He attended Freewill Baptist Church, Rutland, Ohio, and loved to be outside farming, working with wood and making crafts.
He is survived by his wife Alice Walton Schuler; sons, Jimmy (Carolyn), Everette (Teri), Paul (Carol), Roger (Nancy) and Guy (Mary) Schuler; daughters, Alicia (Herb) Roush and Chris Cleland; stepdaughter, Mary (Shane) Engle; brothers and sisters, Evelyn Haley, Jean (Jim) Lafur, Jane (Harly) Eblin, John (Priscilla) Schuler; sister-in-law, Wanda Schuler; mother-in-law, Mary Claffey; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Jim will be sadly missed by nieces and nephews and many good friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded by sisters, Mary Schuler and Nancy Van Meter, and a brother, Chuck Schuler.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2012, at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland, Ohio, with Pastor Jamie Fortner officiating. Burial will follow at Rutland Cemetery, Rutland, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the funeral home.
Online condolences at birchfieldfuneralhome.com.