James "Jim" Naylor

September 2, 1942 - September 23, 2023

James “Jim” Naylor, age 81, of Bentonville, Ohio passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Adams County Regional Medical Center in Seaman. He was born September 2, 1942 in Bentonville.  He is preceded in death by parents: Harry and Verna (Suiters) Naylor and one brother, Mason “Ed” Naylor.

Jim is survived by two sisters: Harriett and Linda Sue Naylor of Bentonville; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Kim Naylor of Germantown, Ohio and one nephew, Jordan Naylor of Germantown, Ohio.

Jim was a United States Postmaster Replacement, a farmer and former employee of Rose Funeral Home in Manchester and Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated in West Union. He was a member of the Eckmansville Christian Church, The Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society, The Winchester American Legion Post # 0242, Ohio, Kentucky Colonel, and the National Association of Postmasters of the United States.

In Lieu of flowers, public donations can be made to:

Christians Across America
P.O. Box 237, Bentonville, Ohio 45105

Gideons International
P.O. Box 425, West Union, Ohio 45693

Eckmansville Christian Church
C/O Harriett Naylor
7785 State Route 41, Bentonville, Ohio 45105

The visitation is 4– 7 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The visitation is 1– 2 PM Thursday, September 28, 2023 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated.

The funeral is 2 PM Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Reverend James Lanham will officiate.

The interment is at Kirker Cemetery, State Route 136, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The Adams County Honor Guard will perform a military service.

Friends can sign online condolences at www.LaffertyFuneralHome.com

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Judy Marois - Sep 26, 2023
Harriet, Sue, John, your family has blessed my life more than you know. So sad Jimmy is gone from us here on earth but I know he is heaven cutting grass already. God bless you and may He give you strength and comfort during your time of sorrow. ♥️
Esta Clyta & Deborah Carter - Sep 26, 2023
So sorry for your loss.
Dana Brown - Sep 26, 2023
Harriet and Sue I am so sorry to hear about Jim. I’m sure he will be missed. As part of the old song …my heavenly home is bright and fair…” . I won’t be able to make it to either the viewing or the funeral. I have many great memories of Eckmansville and you all. Love, sympathy and prayers
Elaine Lafferty - Sep 26, 2023
My family joins me in sending our sympathy to Jim's family. He helped us so much over many many years by driving ambulance trips and helping on funerals for Grandpa Bill, for John T. and for our sons. Ironic that he passed so soon after John T. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim's siblings. Sincerely, Elaine Lafferty
Samantha Meadows - Sep 26, 2023
Harriet & Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I have been praying for you both over the past month since receiving Harriet's letter. You will forever have a place in my heart, like the peanut butter sandwich. ❤️ I will reach out to you soon. Stay healthy, my dear friends. Please keep me updated on you both.