James Henry Marsh, Jr.

October 6, 1948 - May 22, 2021

James Henry Marsh, Jr., 72, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL since 1979, formerly of Walled Lake, MI, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 in North Fort Myers. He was born October 6, 1948 in Detroit, MI to James and Helen Marsh, Sr., now deceased.

Jim ran a welding shop in Detroit and was very successful at it. The family left Michigan to purchase a sailboat in Florida to live on. They lived on the boat for 9 years until they bought a house in North Fort Myers. Jim worked at Lee Memorial Hospital as a Boiler Technician until he retired. He enjoyed flying RC planes, cars, boats, shooting, riding Harley Davidsons, fast cars, sailing and rock & roll. Jim was extremely proud of his family. He will be fiercely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Caren Marsh of North Fort Myers; two loving children, Laura Graham (Mark) of Cape Coral, and Lanna Servick (Bill) of Cape Coral; sister, Joyce Swisher of Canton, MI; as well as five grandchildren, Mark Graham, Jr., Courtney Graham, Lindsey Powell (Steven), Caitlyn Servick, and Cally Servick.

James was preceded in death by a grandson, Colten Servick.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Sharon and John Gibbons Jun 1, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Jim had a unique spirit. In the last few years, we had the opportunity to get to know him better. We had many good times and laughs with him and Caren just having a meal together. He was so very proud of his beautiful wife, daughters, and their families. Much love to Caren and her family as they mourn the loss of Jim. Love to all. Sail on Jim.

  2. Lindsey Powell Jun 1, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you for being one of my #1 fans and being proud of every accomplishment and everything I chose to do, whether it was getting another dog, farm animals, or buying a new car. Without you, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Thank you for loving me and always holding high standards for the grandkids. One of my favorite memories was when the cousins went to his house for the day while grandma worked. We got a stern talking to on the way to his house because we needed to be on our very best behavior for him. When we arrived, we watched Cops, played with Spike, laughed with Amy, and ate all the snacks we could find in the pantry. We would go to the spare room and play with the Lincoln Logs while quietly fighting over who got to play on the computer. Poppy loved shooting guns, riding motorcycles, coming over whenever grandma worked on Saturday mornings, and staying involved with his family. He taught us what family is and the strong bond we all have with one another. He even allowed two extras, Steven and Dave. He treated them as if they were also his grandkids. Poppy instilled family values in us. This bond we have as a family is unbreakable. We may not have him guiding us anymore, but we do know he is watching every single one of us. Family gatherings won’t be the same. We promise to take care of grandma. She will be spoiled, just the way you would want her to be. We miss you already.

  3. Joey and Glenda Gibbons Jun 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Little did Joey know when he introduced his new friend Jim, to his sister Caren, that it would be the beginning of a love affair that would become a marriage; one that would last more than half a century.
    The good times have been many. Difficult times fade from our memories as we are overwhelmed by our own capacity to mourn. Our lives will be changed as a result of this loss. But our memories of Jim will always bring smiles and tears, laughter and love…until we meet again James Marsh, our loving memories will keep you always in our hearts.

  4. Lori Adair` Jun 2, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    I will never forget Jim Marsh and his family! Lanna and Laura were our next-door neighbors when we were very small, and though they left when we were quite young, the bond we shared with them is eternal. My favorite memory of Jim is when I was very small. It was winter and I was playing around the snowbanks between the Marsh’s house and our house. Somehow I slipped in the snow and hit my face on the back of my grandma’s car (parked by the snowbank) and was crying hysterically. Jim heard me and carried me into our house! I always loved him for that. He was a great neighbor and friend to my (deceased in 1987) father, Gene Adair. Jim made a point of connecting with me on Facebook to share stories about my dad. His memories meant the world to me. I loved Jim Marsh and am sad he has passed. The world lost another good person. All my love to his family! Lori Adair

  5. Barbara Meteyer Jun 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve thought of Jim from time to time over the years, as I went to Isaac Newton Elementary school with his sister and him. Really nice guy and I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  6. Darryl & Laurie Audia Jun 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your father …

  7. Gale and Doug Phelps Jun 4, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Jim and Caren, you were a match made in Heaven. The last time I saw you both, your girls were 5 and 6? I brought Gina out to visit and the girls played together. Such a long time ago. Jim, you were my high school classmate and my neighbor/friend Carens boyfriend. We found each other on FB just a few years ago. I enjoyed your jokes and pics of your beautiful family. I so wish we could have come down to visit you and Caren in FL. You were a great guy! You will be missed by everyone whose path you ever crossed. Rest in Peace! God bless you Caren and your family.

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