James F. “Jim” Graybill, 86, of Paradise Township, died on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Jennersville Hospital. He was the husband of the late Janet (Metzler) Graybill, who died in 2007.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War. When he returned for the war, he worked as the town Blacksmith. He later went to work for Trojan Yacht Corporation. He retired from BJ Baldwin Electric.
He has a collection of 14 antique garden tractors and many hit-or-miss engines, that he restored and showed. He enjoyed woodworking and fixing things.
Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late David and Mary Louise (Zimmerman) Graybill. Jim is survived by a daughter, Gina L. Graybill of Holtwood; five grandchildren, Andrea, Nathaniel, Danielle and Dustin Kreider and Angela Schlagnhaufer; six great-grandchildren, Michaela, Alyssa, Graydon, Evan, Eva, Kira and Lucy; three sisters and a brother. Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Kreider.
There will be a visitation on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 10:30 until 11:30 AM in Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA. The funeral is 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Jim’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.