James Kenneth Muncy, Sr.

Birth Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 1936
Date of Passing: 
Friday, September 24, 2021

James Kenneth Muncy, Sr., 84, died Friday September 24, 2021.

He was born November 5, 1936, in Inez, KY., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Muncy, and married Patricia Ann Tyler on August 11, 1962. They were married 59 wonderful years. She survives.

He went into the Air Force after graduating from Wooster High School, and trained as a weather forecaster. After his tour of duty in the Air Force, he went to the College of Wooster and graduated from Ashland College with a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Education. He started his teaching career in 1960 teaching 7th grade at Franklin Elementary School. After that he taught 7th grade Science at Triway Jr High. In 1972 he returned to Franklin Elementary to teach 5th grade, where he stayed until he retired in 1988. He was also a track, baseball, and basketball coach for several years during this time. Jim loved to teach and thoroughly enjoyed his students. He was a lifelong passionate fisherman and treasured spending time with friends at the lake in Canada. He also loved playing cards with his wife and friends. He spent his summers fishing at Lake Wah-Wash-Kesh in Ontario and always had a story to share.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Jim (Cathi) Muncy Jr of Port Clinton, OH.; Stephanie Muncy West (Mark) of Conesville, OH; and Bill (Diane) Muncy of Stow, OH.; grandchildren, Rob (Jessica) Billius; Nick Billius; Aloiya (Logan) Kremer; Jackson (Elizabeth) Earl; and Damon (Jessica) West of Conesville; and Billy and Ashley Muncy of Stow, OH,; 12 Greatgrandchildren; a twin sister, Elizabeth Muncy Hauenstein (Don), of Dalton, brother-in-law, Walter F. “Ty” Tyler of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Muncy; his older sister Ruth Sandore, and her husband Anthony Sandore.

Calling hours will be at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11:00am at the funeral home with John Schmid officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com


Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 11:00am at the funeral home with John Schmid officiating.


Pat and family…so sorry for your loss of our wonderful friend and fisherman. We all have so many fond memories of Jim and our times at the lake. We will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Amy, Steve, Alex and Zach King

We are much saddened by Jim’s passing. He will long be remembered as WWK’s premiere fisherman! Your family’s generosity in sharing that catch with the neighbours has been greatly appreciated over our many years of friendship. Our sincere condolences to you Pat, and your family.

So sorry for your loss! I will have you in my prayers!

Jim was a great guy. Always enjoyed working with him in Real Eatate. He had so many experiences in life which he shared in his many stories.

Pat and family, we are so saddened to hear the news of Jim’s passing. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sending our love, Michelle, Chad, Lillian,Lincoln and Liberty Newton

So sorry for your loss Stephanie and Mark and family. I know the heartache of loosing a parent. You are our thoughts and prayers. May our Lord comfort you now and always.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. Wooster-Wayne Chapter DAR

I had Mr. Muncy in 7th Grade back in the 60s. It was the year that To Sir With Love came out, and we began calling him Sir. My girlfriends and I were on the wrong end of behaving at times like passing notes...not just notes....but forever lasting notebooks with our year(s) of boys and TV and sports. And he kept them!!!!! Such a magical time period. He stood out to all of us as the best. So happy to see he lived a long, full, enjoyable life. Comfort and smiles and positive energy being sent your way.

Jim & Cathi, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Muncy was so respected by my son Tim may he rest in peace.
Love Marcy

Pat & family
We extend our sincere condolences to all of you. We have many fond memories of the card games (which Jim and Norm usually won), dinners and of course the men loved to fish.

Our cottage neighbourhood will never be the same without Jim…his great laugh, friendly greetings, and wonderful fish dinners (fried in the most delicious way by Pat) will be missed. Our Canadian Thanksgiving potluck dinners for so many neighbours every year at the Muncy’s were a highlight of the season. This year’s Thanksgiving …just two weeks from now, we will feel the loss immensely, and will all rise to lift a glass ( of red wine..Jim’s favourite), to honour our neighbour. We would be with you tomorrow, if only the borders were open. We have never forgotten that you drove all the way up here for my mum’s December funeral, and likewise years before, for my father’s..during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. My mum and dad thought the world of you. The Lennox and Abbott families will not forget Jim Muncy. We are sending thoughts, prayers, love and strength.

“Sir” was my seventh grade teacher and one of the best teachers I ever had—particularly for science. My mother taught sixth grade at Franklin and had the other basement classroom next to him. They were good friends. I read the obituary to Mom and she was sorry to hear of his passing. My brother Terry reminded me that our families went on one of our Canada fishing vacations together. So sorry to learn of his passing.

It was sad to hear of Mr. Muncy's passing. Sir was my seventh grade teacher in his first year of teaching at Franklin. He was also my coach and a friend. Thinking back to those years, he probably learned as much from us as we did from him. We were an energetic bunch. We will all miss our teacher.

My deepest sympathy to a fine science teacher who was always full of big fish stories.

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