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James Allen Salyer
  • June 22, 1939
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  • August 19, 2023

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Mr. James “Jim” Allen Salyer, 84, of Dunnellon, FL died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1939, in Pike County, Kentucky.

Jim grew up in Kentucky and loved sharing stories of his youth and early years there, often recounting the same stories over and over to delighted family and friends. He was a star basketball player on his high school team, only sidelined by an injury, and then went on to graduate in 1957. He met the love of his life, Mary Sue Collins, in Kentucky, and they were married on February 6, 1960, and started a life together. They soon moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, as he started work as a sales representative with TRW, where he would continue to work for the next 29 years. His job took him and his family to Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, and finally Mocksville, North Carolina where the family finally settled in 1976. TRW was acquired by Federal-Mogul and Jim worked for them until his retirement. He and Mary Sue then moved to Dunnellon, Florida, where they have lived for 19 years.

Jim had the quickest wit and was often heard laughing and making others laugh. He took great pleasure in teasing his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In truth, his family was his greatest joy. He loved most of all when everyone was together. He is preceded in death by his parents: Elmo Salyer Sloane of Kentucky and Dorpha Snodgrass of Kentucky.

Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Mary Sue Salyer; children, Vanessa Robinson (Bruce) of Mocksville, NC, and Kimberly Griffin (Shea) of Pleasant Hill, CA; grandsons, Ryan Robinson (Stephanie), Tyler Robinson (Carly), and a great-grandchildren; Cheyenne Robinson, Cooper Robinson, Drew Robinson, Eleanor Robinson, and Kylie Robinson.

John 16:22 – And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

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  1. hank salyer says:
    28 Aug 2023
    So many great stories and memories, Satch was so happy to see e

  2. Sofia and Clinton Salyer says:
    27 Aug 2023
    Saddened by the news - our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Always enjoyed my talks with Jim.

  3. Imel little,Lisa and hunter says:
    25 Aug 2023
    So sorry. We all loved Jamsie. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love to all of you,

  4. Imel little,Lisa and hunter says:
    25 Aug 2023
    So sorry . We. All loved him and.all the family.

  5. Olivia Myers lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 24, 2023 at 8:28:00 AM

  6. Vanessa Robinson says:
    23 Aug 2023
    Love you forever daddy ❤️

  7. Kim Griffin posted an image:
    22 Aug 2023

  8. Kim Griffin posted an image:
    22 Aug 2023
    Jim - 5th grade
    Jim - 5th grade

  9. Kim Griffin posted an image:
    22 Aug 2023
    Jim and Sue - wedding picture
    Jim and Sue - wedding picture

  10. Kim Griffin posted an image:
    22 Aug 2023
    Jim and Sue
    Jim and Sue

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    22 Aug 2023

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