SALEM - James R. Caldwell, 59, of Ravenna, died at 12:52 p.m., Monday at Salem Community Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1954, in Sharon, Pa., to Mervin and Eleanor (McCormick) Caldwell.
A graduate of West Branch High School, James was an auto body technician for Stadium GM in Salem. He was of the Wesleyen Methodist faith.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and mowing the lawn. He was a car enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly K. (Creamer) Caldwell of Ravenna, whom he married Aug. 9, 1975; two sons, James R. (Robin) Caldwell of Ravenna and Richard G. (Heidi) Caldwell of Kent; three granddaughters; seven grandsons; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (Emma) Caldwell of Columbia, S.C., Richard (Eleni) Caldwell of Youngstown and William Caldwell of Lancaster; sisters, Christine (Gene) Rouse of Barberton and Ariel (Marvin) Caldwell of Salem; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Brandon Caldwell.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hawley Cemetery in Ravenna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital, 3229 Burnett Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.
Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.