James, “Jimmy”, Ozark, 74, beloved brother, father, grandfather, and uncle had been called home to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at The Gardens Nursing and Care Center, Scranton. Born in Moosic, June 30, 1947, he will be reunited with his parents Louis and Esther Ozark.
Jimmy’s pride and joy was always his daughters, Denise and Jennifer, and then later in his life, his granddaughter Melia. He was very proud of his daughter Jennifer when she joined the United States Navy.
Jimmy had his struggles and trials, as all do, but he enjoyed and loved life.
He loved to go fishing, especially on the “Brothers TWO” and “Skippers Crew” boats with his brother and sister and he could tell you some great fish stories! He took great pleasure in spending time with his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He especially loved shooting
pool with them and telling stories of days gone by.
He loved music, especially Elvis (“Kentucky Rain” was his favorite) and all the oldies. On any given time, you could find him outside just relaxing and listening to his favorite tunes, and having conversations with family.
He enjoyed sports; baseball, football and NASCAR were his favorites. He always thought the drivers of NASCAR were a bit crazy for driving at those high speeds, especially at Daytona and Talladega.
Jimmy, in the later years of his life, seemed to come to a greater appreciation of life and nature. He would notice more about his surroundings, and even be in awe of the beauty of life. Jimmy was a gentle soul and he firmly believed in the Lord, just as his father Louis had. He attended mass every Sunday, until he couldn’t any longer due to his illness. He was loved by his family, perhaps even more than he knew and we all will miss him greatly. We are sure he is free from his pain and suffering and that he will now find solace in the comfort of God.
Jimmy is survived by his two daughters, Denise Ozark and Jennifer Schultz of Florida, granddaughter Melia, his brother William Ozark of Moosic, sisters Louise Plisko, Moosic, Linda Stupka, Duryea, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be privately held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Cemetery, Greenwood.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.