James A. DeBolt, Jr.

July 14, 1977 - January 1, 2003

07/14/1977 - 01/01/2003

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday January 04, 2003
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

7-9 pm

Visitation
Sunday January 05, 2003
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Additional Information:

7-9 pm

Cemetery
Monday January 06, 2003
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
R.D. #3, Box 245
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-1870 Hi | Directions
Service
Monday January 06, 2003
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

James A. DeBolt, Jr., 25, of Bixby, OK, formerly of GlenDale, WV died Wednesday, January 1, 2003 in Bixby, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born July 14, 1977 in Wheeling, WV the son of James A. and Ruth Ann Garrett DeBolt of GlenDale. Jamie was a 1996 graduate of Wheeling Central High School, a 2001 graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College, he was currently a student at the University of Phoenix; he was a territory sales manager for Taylor Medical Inc. of Tulsa; a member of the Hope United Methodist Church, Wheeling; and the YMCA of Bixby. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Garrett; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Rose DeBolt. In addition to his parents, surviving are two sisters, Wendy J. Fordyce and her husband Michael, of GlenDale, Jennifer N. Taylor and her husband Trevor of Tulsa; his loving fiancee, Tricia Thames of Wheeling and her family; maternal grandmother, Helen Garrett of Volga, WV; a niece, Alexus Taylor; three nephews, Tyler Fordyce, Justin Fordyce and Chase Taylor; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Jamie loved sports and was a member of Dunn Drilling softball team. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Friends recieved 7-9 pm Saturday and noon to 3 and 7-9 pm Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041 where services will be held at 11 am Monday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, WV Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 99 Valley Blvd., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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Wendy
8 years ago

9 years ago today, we laid you in the ground – not what we had expected nor what we hoped for!!

You are our shining light that continues to help guide us down this lonely path without you.

We are constantly thinking of you, whether by memory or pictures, you never leave our minds.

We love and miss you so much, guide over us little brother!!

Love ya forever

Mom
8 years ago

Another year to start without you. Time does not heal broken hearts!! Till we meet again please watch over us.

Julie Hefner
8 years ago

As a close friend of Jennifer, I would like to send my deepest symphaties to your family. You will be in my prayers.

Jenny, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. There are no words that I can say to make these times less difficult, but know that you, Trevor, and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Julie

Tom Fankhouser
8 years ago

Being Jamie’s 6th grade teacher, I remember special things about him. One was that he HATED breakfast! I would complain to him that he had to eat to grow up strong. Many years later after no contact, I saw him at the gym and I asked him if had eaten breakfast! He said with a smile, “I still don’t like breakfast!” Even without breakfast he grew into a strong man with a wonderful personality. I will miss talking with him.

Heather Parsons-Dillon
8 years ago

Dear Debolt family- Please accept my sincere condolences in the death of your son and brother. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing James recently, I have fond memories of him. I remember going to your house for Jenny’s birthday parties and him running around and being the typical ornery little brother. I can only imagine the pain that you are suffering by having someone that you love so much ripped from your life. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you in this very trying time. God bless you all. Love, Heather Parsons-Dillon

Debbie Holmes
8 years ago

Dear Ruth and Jim,

Just sitting here at Shawns watching your 4 beautiful grandkids, shawn just showed me how to do this, you know me I’m such a computer expert. Ruth just want you to know we will get through this, you will never be alone, you have so many people that love you and Jim. Ruth when you feel lonely, just close your eyes and Jamie will wrap his arms around you, he’s looking after you now. Love You Always and Forever — Debbie

Wendy Fordyce
8 years ago

Happy 34th Birthday Baby Brother!!!

Wishing you were here on Earth to celebrate this special day with us. We will never forget the times we shared nor will we forget the joys and happiness you brought so many.

Tyler is now a senior and a splitting image of you and Justin is becoming his own person with way too much of me in him! How I wish you were here to see them now.

My thoughts of you occurred all day as they do each and every day but on a lighter side finally. It’s getting easier to accept but will never be understood why? Why? Why?

Until we see each other again, enjoy your peace and please have God protect your family members here on earth.

All my love lil brother!!!!

Wendy

aukai
8 years ago

i didn’t grow up with jaime but for the time i was here he was a great person. my prayers are with you and your family.

aukai

Jocelyn Trubiano
8 years ago

I graduated with Jamie from Central and also attended WVU when he was there. He was a vibrant, charismatic person full of spirit and truly loving all those that loved him. Although I was not as close with Jamie as others, I have not one bad thing to say about him. I pray for all those that loved him and know that he is already sadly missed.

Seth Renzella
8 years ago

I love Jamie with all my heart he is one of my closest friends. We shared alot of great times together. Werever Jamie was you wanted to be because he filled every atmosphere with energy and love. He influenced everyone that was around him and was looked up to by all of his friends. He would never turn his back to you and could be trusted with the deepest secret. When you needed somebody he was always there to lean on and he could always put a smile on your face. Jamie fought through all the challenges that life could through at him and inspired me to do the same. I am heartbroken to lose such a great friend and spirit. Jamies physical presece will be extremly missed but Jamie will be forever present in all our hearts until our spirits meet again we all have a very special guardian angel whatching over us all.

Jessica Hawke
8 years ago

I never met Jamie, but he seemed like he was a wonderful, caring person. Everyone who knew him should consider themselves lucky.

Chris Ferro
8 years ago

I’ll never forget the good times we had playing softball and along the way. Jamie never had a cross word with me and always greeted me with a smile. I’ll miss him.

Mary Beth Lavender
8 years ago

I’ve known James for a couple of years and anytime that I was around him I was always laughing and having a great time. He had a great outlook on life and always lived life to the fullest. I am so grateful to have been given the chance to know such a kind, fun-loving person. I send my deepest sympathy to all of his family and friends.

Laura
8 years ago

Jaime was great person with a great outlook on life. He made everyone around him a happier person. I will keep his family and friends in my thoughts.

~ Laura

Bonnie Renzella
8 years ago

Jaime,you are sadly missed. You’ll never be forgotten, we keep you alive in our memories and our hearts.

Chad Faulstick
8 years ago

Jamie was a great guy. I really received the chance to get to know him when he started playing for our softball team and man was he fast. I thought Jamie was a very loving person. He loved his friends, family, sports and life in general. It really tore out my heart when I heard of the news. Jamie will be truly missed by everyone that knew him. Chad

Kevin G. Bell
8 years ago

Jamie was a great softball teammate and an even better friend. He was one of the funniest guys I ever met. I always enjoyed hanging out with him!

Rest In Peace #33, you will be missed!

Candi Meyers
8 years ago

Jamie was such a great person.

He had this certain charisma and charm; you knew it was him when he walked in the door. He was great to be around and he could always make everyone laugh. I am grateful I had the privilege to know such a person. He will be greatly missed.

Keith Bell
8 years ago

Jamie was the greatest paint crew partner one could ask for, a great teammate, and just a fun person to be around. He will be greatly missed by all

Justin and Missy
8 years ago

Jamie will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. He was unique and rare. His humor and sincere friendship will be sadly missed. He was our “boating buddy,” he loved the boat and the seadoo, We shared alot of great times on the river. Jamie lived life to the fullest, he is our best friend! We are thankful for the wonderful and crazy times we shared with him. He will live forever in our hearts and the memories we have with him will be cherished forever. He changed our lives and we will never be the same without him. We thank God for the close best friends we had in common with jamie, Seth, Rich, Chris, Sheldon, Bill, and so many others, our closeness of friendship and love for him, truely got us all through this. We love you guys!

Jamie, we love you so much… it is hard to understand a world without you. We will never forget you, and in our hearts you will live forver.

Justin and Missy

Shelden
8 years ago

Jamie,

I miss you bro.

Shelden

Amanda Grosso
8 years ago

Jamie,

The love and happiness that you brought into our dear Tricia’s life will be cherished forever. We can smile knowing that she now has her very own angel to watch over her as she continues her journey. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the Debolt’s.

With all of our love,

The Family of Tricia Thames

Mom
8 years ago

Jamie, Another Christmas has come and gone and New Year’s is here and still this all seems like a horrendous nightmare. There is not an hour that goes by that you are not missed. So many times I think I need to call and tell you something then reality hits. You will NEVER be forgotten. Your laughter echoes in my mind and I close my eyes and can see your infectious smile. Be happy and we will all be together once again. Love you baby boy, Mom

Mom
8 years ago

Jamie, It’s Mom, if only I could talk to you for that one last minute..your last words to me were..I’ll call you in a minute..I’m still waiting for you..no one knows the torture I, along with Dad, Wendy, Jen, Tyler, Lexi, Justin, Chase, Mike, Trevor, Granny, and Judy have been thru since Jan 1, 2002. I still wake up at night and wonder if this really happened and absolutely cannot believe you are gone. My heart physically hurts. You are constantly on my mind. The whole family is suffering beyond belief. I pray to God every night that he provide me with understanding and comfort. I will never get over losing you. My worst fear was losing one of my babies, now I know how quickly it can happen and pray that I never ever have to be dealt that card again…Love, Mom

Wendy
8 years ago

Jamie, once again we were faced with yet another obstacle, that being your 27th Birthday today.

I came to visit at the graveyard and sang that special song to you. Just you and me by ourselves. I guess in time our pain will ease but those around us know that we are having a difficult time dealing with your death.

I keep thinking you’re away and will return some day and put a smile on our faces again. Oh how I wish that were true. I guess just knowing that you’re watching from above helps us get through the day.

Just know that you are dearly missed and loved so much by all of us.

I love you!!!!!!

Diana Fiorilli
8 years ago

Jen, there are not any words that I can think of to tell you how my heart aches for you right now…..I am so very sorry for you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. May God be with all of you. My Love, Diana Fiorilli & family

Wayne, Lois & Eric Rutter
8 years ago

Jim, Ruth and family,

Thank you for sharing Jamie with us and letting him be a part of our lives. We will always remember his smile and he will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Our prayers are with you.

Wayne, Lois & Eric

Patrick Carney
8 years ago

Jim, Ruth, Wendy, Jenny,

I just want to offer my deepest condolances. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen Jamie or any of you for that matter. You were all a very big part of my childhood and for several years Jamie was the brother I didn’t yet have. I have many fond memories of Jamie and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick

Wayne & Cathy Shook
8 years ago

May God be with your family at this very difficult time in your life. Our prays are with you, and only God can help you all through these times of saddness. After reading all the memories of him he is truly one of God’s angles.

The Violet Family
8 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. DeBolt, Wendy, Jenny and Family,

We are are very sorry to hear the sad news and we offer our condolences to you, your family and all of Jamie’s friends. Although the thoughts and well wishes cannot bring you the one thing you truly desire, know that these thoughts and prayers are from people in this world that are fortunate to have known not only Jamie, but each of you, and we all send you our deepest sympathies.

CPT and Mrs. Frank L.Witsberger
8 years ago

Mr. DeBolt and Family,

I pray that God will be with you during your time of loss. I hope the words of Ecclesiastes 3, 1-8 & 12-14 can offer some solace to you.

Frank & Brooke

Meredith Mull
8 years ago

My deepest regrets to Jamie’s family at this awful time. I haven’t really even seen Jamie since we graduated high school but it dosen’t make this tragedy any less uncomprehensible. My prayers are with everyone close to him at this awful time.

pat nemeth
8 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in this time of sorrow.

May your beautiful, loving memories of your wonderful child sustain and comfort you.

God bless.

joe
8 years ago

My prayers are with the family & friends.I not only lost my father last year but also 4 other relatives.I ask GOD why, but accepted what GOD gave to me. Talk to GOD& HE will be there for you all.

Wendy
8 years ago

Once again, another Christmas has come and gone. It still doesn’t seem real – the pain is still here and is a daily obstacle in our lives.

Your memories are alive with all who knew you but the laughter and smiles are what we miss most.

It’s hard during this time of year and now that it’s just me and the boys, it’s even harder. Tyler and Justin think of you often and remind me so much of how you acted it’s unreal. I guess you will always live on through them.

Until we meet again, I miss you deeply and love you with all my heart.

Wendy
8 years ago

Our 2nd Christmas without you here.

Another year, another tear was shed.

Forever in our hearts and minds, you will always be.

I love and miss you little brother.

Wendy
8 years ago

Our first Christmas without you has come and gone. How the family longed to hear your voice or see your face one more time. The phone rang at mom and dad’s today and the first thought that came to mind was that it was you calling to see what everyone was doing and when we were going to eat dinner.

It still seems so unreal and all a nightmare. You were taken from us so quickly and unfairly Jamie. We still haven’t been told what actually happened but as we all know, the truth of the matter remains with God. I still can’t sit through a church service without crying and thinking of you. You meant the world to me and the entire family. The boys talk about you constantly and wish that God would bring you back to us. Tyler has grown up so much and reminds us of you in so many ways, you would have really been proud of him this football season – he’s our little star and you are our big star watching from above.

As this day comes to an end, we have all thought of you and wept at different times today in your memory. We stood above your grave site as the snow was falling in disbelief that your name was etched on that marker, how unfair, how unreal.

You were our baby, so fun loving and full of excitement. You were starting to experience what life was really like only to have it shattered due to carelessness.

There is not a day that goes by that you are not in our thoughts nor will there ever be a day go by that you will be forgotten. Today had to be one of the most painful days we’ve endured but we survived by thinking of you looking down upon us saying, “What a bunch of nuts!”

Jamie, remember baby, we love you very much and know that you are being held safely in the loving arms of God until we can embrace you again.

I love you and miss you so much.

Forever in my thoughts and heart, your big sister.

Anne Marie Tominack
8 years ago

Our prayers and thoughts are with both the Debolt and Thames families.

~ Cassie, Gary and Anne Marie Tominack

Klamut Family
8 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Once you met Jamie, you were hooked

by his special charm. He was a loyal

friend to all. We will never forget him. God be with You.

Don, Marlene, Corey and Adam Klamut

Adrien Boudreau
8 years ago

Ruth and Jim,

I really wanted to write something in the book to Jamie today, but my emotions were running wild, leaving me thoughtless and shaken. I thank you for being two wonderful people and will keep very fond memories in my heart. All is well now because he is safe up above, until we all meet again. My prayers are with you and Jamie.

All my sympathy and love,

Adrien

Judy Burke
8 years ago

Ruth Ann, Jim, Wendy, Jennifer, Mike, and Trevor . . . . Although this past month has been difficult at best, please remember that the love of our Creator, as well as your many caring friends, will see you through your sorrow. The hole in your hearts will never heal — the devastation of your loss will never go away — but just know that Jamie is a shining star looking down and loving all of you as your tears flow and your hearts ache. He, too, is saddened that he had to leave so soon. What a shame this had to happen. What a loss to so many people. We are taught to believe that God knows best. It’s my belief the loss of your only son, brother, and good friend will result in bringing some people back to their faith and, perhaps, even having Christ enter the lives of those who don’t yet know Him as their Lord and Savior. God intends for some “good” to come from this tragedy. And who’s to say the Lord hasn’t spared Jamie of some other terrible suffering? He is “home” and waits for all of you. Stay close to your faith and know that as you suffer and work your way through this, those who love and care for you are with you every step of the way. I love all of you and may God continue to comfort, console, and bless your entire family.

Shannon Orcutt
8 years ago

Ruth Ann, Jim, Wendy, Mike, Jen & Trev and of course the little ones

I saw his picture and I thought “Where did that ornery kid dressed in Heck’s bags go??” He became a man in every sense of the word….but obviously the wild, fun-loving, crazy boy remained within him as well. At this time when there are no answers, only questions, when there is no solace, only grief, frustration and confusion please know that you are in the prayers of so many…..so many who love you and wish they could ease your suffering….so many who are so grateful that they had the opportunity to share in the joy that was your son. We care and we pray. All our love. Dean, Shannon Meghan, Tate & Payton Orcutt

Terri & Mark Burriss
8 years ago

Ruth, Jim and Family:

We wanted to share our deepest sympathy with you. One cannot even begin to imagine the heartache you must be suffering at this time. Jamie is now an angel, and it is he who will help you through this. I’m glad I had pleasure to have known someone as wonderful as Jamie. Hold on to the memories and always know that he is watching down on all of you with a smile on his face. For he too, sees how loving and special his family is. I have no doubt that Jamie is just as proud of you as you were of him.

I ask GOD to help your family and give you all the strenght you need to carry on.

Love,

Mark and Terri

Judy Pasden
8 years ago

Ruth, Jim and Family:

We share so many special memories of Jamie from Sherrard through CCHS to the present. We watched him grow up and turn into such a sweet, caring man. We will always have visions of that cute smile. We will always treasure our memories of Jamie and never forget him.

Love and prayers, the Pasden’s

Shelden Burkle
8 years ago

Ruth, Jim, Wendy, Jen….

It’s very hard for me to describe how it feels to lose a brother and a best friend of eight years. Jaime’s spirit lives on with me through my everyday endeavors. The times we shared cannot be replaced, but will never be forgotton. Jaime, you were the best brotherhood I’ve ever experienced. I remember the times, always. I rejoice in your name, your in my heart. I have seen the truth. See you again.

Your Best Friend,

Shelden

Sugar Hill

Krista Morgan
8 years ago

The DeBolt Family and Tricia,

Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jamie was a great guy and will definitely be missed by all.

Sincerely,

Krista Morgan

Maria
8 years ago

To the DeBolt family and Tricia,

I graduated from CCHS with Jamie and feel blessed to have known him. We were seated next to each other in many classes senior year, and the boy kept me quite entertained. As the college years passed I saw Jamie from time to time- still the same old Jamie,but different. I was so impressed with the changes he seemed to be making in his life. What I will remember most about Jamie is his energy and humor. He had a gift to make people laugh and a wild streak that many friends seemed to admire. I am sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you during this time.

-Maria

Doug and Jenny DeLo
8 years ago

Trevor and Jennifer Taylor are very dear friends to us. Their loss is our loss.

We send our deepest sympathy to Jamie’s family,

and we pray that time will bring peace to their hearts.

Stephanie Howard
8 years ago

Tricia,

You may not remember me…but we went to high school together. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you through this most difficult of life’s trials. I can only imagine what it would be like to lose someone so dear to you. Just remember that God carries you through the most difficult times. With his help you will make it through this!

Love and Prayers,

Stephanie :

anonymous
8 years ago

Tricia:

You don’t know me. I saw you and Jamie’s engagement announcement in the paper and remembered Jamie’s face. I’m so very sorry. I cannot begin to say anything that would lessen your pain and grief, but please know you are in my thoughts.

To Jamie’s Parents:

I’m sorry for your loss. I have a daughter close to your son’s age. Life is not supposed to go this way, I hope, in time, you can find peace. My thoughts are with you.