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James Willis Kildow

August 14, 1969 — November 15, 2023

James Willis Kildow IV, age 54, passed away at his home in Greenville Ohio on November 15 2023. He was born on August 14 1969 in Union City Indiana to the late James Willis Kildow III and Janet Stewart.

James loved classic cars, crossword puzzles and music of all kinds. He was well-known for his elaborate sense of humor, especially his signature wit and fondness for wordplay. He spent much of his spare time pondering the mysteries of life, the universe, and everything, as well as finding new and inventive ways of getting into mischief.

He is survived by his children, Jacob Johnston, Devin Kildow, and James Kildow V; mother of his two youngest children, Anita Kildow; sister, Kristine Leigh; and stepbrother Dave Stewart.

James will be greatly missed.

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