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On October 20th, 2020, with his family by his side, Jim went to Heaven to be face-to-face with Jesus.
Jim leaves behind many loving family members including his wife Susan Blossom; his children, Lydia & Brice Reheard, Mikala & Alex Slotnick; his father, Aaron Blossom; his siblings, Paul & Pam Blossom, Sandi & Roger Cederberg, Dan & Kris Blossom, Mary & Gary Petro, Sara & Jerry Bostwick, Matt & Silvia Blossom; his grandchildren, Reuben, Faye, & Aria Slotnick; a great many nieces & nephews; and a multitude of dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Blossom, sister-in-law Orysia Blossom, and his mom, Mary Elizabeth Blossom.
Jim was born on August 12th, 1960 to Aaron and Mary (Reif) Blossom in Rochester, Indiana. He was one of seven children, the only one with blue eyes.
On November 13th, 1982 in Houston Jim married the love of his life, Susan Kay (Pepper) Blossom. In their 37 years of marriage, they had two children and three grandchildren.
When we remember Jim, we remember how many ways God used his hands to bless others. He loved to bake his famous cookies and treats to share them with friends and family. If he wasn’t in the kitchen, you could probably find him out in his garage working on a car. He considered one of his greatest accomplishments to be rebuilding a beautiful black 1965 El Camino. For many years, he passionately served through a ministry that provided free car repairs for single moms, military families and widows. Not only was Jim an outstanding mechanic, he had extensive handyman knowledge. From building houses to painting them to fixing anything that was broken inside, you could count on him to get it done.
Countless people were touched by Jim’s generous spirit, whether he was fixing their car, anonymously buying their meal, performing around-the-house maintenance & repairs, or dropping everything to come to their aid in times of need, never expecting anything in return. Jim was a friend to all and known for his generosity and hospitality. He lived a life of obedience to the Lord and showed many of us how to be a Godly friend, husband, father, and Papa.
A service will be held in memory of Jim on October 24th, 2020 at 2 PM at Hope Connection Church, 8309 Santa Fe Ave, Oklahoma City, OK. In light of COVID, we will be live streaming the event, and encourage those who attend in person to wear a mask. A link to the live stream event will be posted on Facebook as soon as it is available. If you do not have a Facebook account, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email with the link. If you would like to share your condolences or memories with the family, please send them to that email account as well.