‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Visitation

Church
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm

View Details

Service

Church
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
2:00pm

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before James's visitation.


James Duayne Sewell

James Duayne Sewell, of West Alexandria, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Brookhaven Retirement Community in Brookville, OH. He was the son of James Franklin and Grace L. Sewell. Survived by his wife Susan (Sue) with whom he has been with for 60 years and married to for 59 years. His 2 daughters both of West Alexandria, Amy (Jim) Pemberton and Jennifer (David) Guehring. Duayne and Sue are blessed with 10 Grandchildren, Lance (Tyler) Pemberton, Annah (Mason) Kuykendoll, Nick (Leah) Guehring, James (Heather) Pemberton, Jody Guehring, Dylan Guehring, Zach Guehring, Hannah Pemberton, Mikal Pemberton and Shyanne Guehring.  11 Great-Grandchildren, Ryleigh, Cora, Jayden, Braelyn, Emmett, Jaxson, Cameryn, Benji, Willa, Sully and Baby Quinn due December 2021.  As well as close family friends Ron, Shari Kiracofe and family, Donna Sue Donohoo, and Jim and Carol Hoskins.Duayne was very active in the West Alex community. He served on the West Alex Fire Department for 35 years before retiring as a Captain. He was a founding member of the West Alex EMS as well. He kept score for the Twin Valley South boys’ basketball program for 40 years along with keeping score for tournament games at UD arena for those 40 years as well. He also kept the clock for Twin Valley South football for 40 years. Duayne was a 60-year member of King Hiram Lodge F & AM #88 where he served as a Past Master and many years as the secretary. He was a 50- year member of the Order of Eastern Star Farmersville Chapter #155. Duayne served as Worthy Patron of Gleaners Chapter and Farmersville Chapter many times over the years starting in 1975. Duayne served the Grand Chapter of Ohio as the Grand Chaplain in 2013. His love of the Order of Eastern Star has shown through all 50 years that he was a member.  Duayne was an avid bowler. He bowled in leagues at Preble Lanes/Southwestern Bowl for many years and serving as secretary for a few of the leagues as well. Duayne also umpired high school boys’ baseball for a number of years.  Duayne was a pony league coach in West Alex as well. He assisted in coaching for his granddaughter’s softball team as well with his daughter Amy and her husband Jim. Duayne enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play soccer, football, softball, basketball, and baseball. Duayne loved watching his Cincinnati Reds play and his Cleveland Browns. He loved going to The Ohio State University Football games with friends Joe, Carolyn, Fred, Ann, Denise, and Robben. He was a diehard fan of all. Duayne retired from GM after 34 years and then decided to become a sub school bus driver in 1996, then a full-time bus driver from 2001 until retiring in 2010 for Twin Valley South. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm at the St. John Church 20 E. South Street in West Alexandria, OH 45381 with Pastor Mearl Hodges officiating. Services will also include Masonic & Eastern Star services. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria, OH. In lieu of flowers donations in Duayne’s honor may be made to West Alexandria EMS or Ohio Valley Hospice. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Sewell, please visit our flower store.



Guestbook

Our deepest sympathy - With Love Techmetals Process Office

Tribute Store Nov 8 2021 12:00 AM

Sue, Amy& Jenny....so sorry to hear of Duayne's passing. We were side by side neighbors for at least 40 years .The cookouts we had will forever bring fond memories. And who could forget the homemade ice cream.... those memories are forever etched in my heart.....Sue it was really nice talking to you at the October fest last month.....Hadn't sat down like that in years talking to you...You are in my thoughts and prayers....Take comfort knowing Duayne, my mom and dad are neighbors again....and we all will be one day

Craig Dawson Nov 7 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs to the family. Patsy (Washingyon) Sweeney

Patsy Sweeney Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sewell

Patsy Sweeney Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

Duayne was a true gentleman on and off the lanes. He always had a kind word or offered encouragement. My father graduated with Duayne at Dixie high school and he would often ask me how my parents were doing. He genuinely cared about people. I can still smell his cherry tobacco from his pipe. Thoughts and prayers to Sue, Jennifer and Amy. He will truly be missed by all.

Tim Grill Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sewell

Tim Grill Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and a great big hug for Sue and her family. So very sorry about Duayne.

Rose Armstrong Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sewell

Rose Armstrong Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Sewell

Dick and Jean Campbell Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers

Barbara Suggs Nov 4 2021 12:00 AM

Show More Entries