James B Piatt Sr., 85 of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday January 1, 2021. He was born October 16, 1935, a son of the late Arthur D. and Lyda (Boles) Piatt.
“Jim” was a pillar of the community who lived all but about a decade of his life in Bellaire. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, where he served with distinction as a decorated Military Police Officer, Jim returned to Bellaire and eventually landed in the financial services industry, retiring as a Loan Officer with National City Bank. Among his many community engagements, Jim was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bellaire, a Past Master of the Masonic Ionic Lodge 438, Past Commander and Adjutant of Bellaire American Legion Post 52 and American Legion District 11 Past Commander, a member of Bellaire City Council, Bellaire Safety Director and a Board Member of Martins Ferry Housing Authority. All who worked with him in business, government, or service knew him to be a man of the utmost integrity, anchored by his beliefs of tradition, family, community and country.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife and life partner Margaret (Morris) Piatt, a sister, Lyda Hoffman, and two brothers, Arthur Dale Piatt Jr, and Roger Piatt.
James is survived by his three children, Susan (Mark) Robinson of Wheeling, WV, Denise (Barry) Cusick of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and James (Amy) Piatt Jr, of Elon, NC., a close companion, Joanne Adams, two sisters, Diane (Dave) Weaver of Barberton, Ohio and Patricia Warner of Barberton, Ohio, eight grandchildren, Matthew, Macie and Samuel Robinson, Joshua and Jeremy Cusick, Meredith, Benjamin and Margaret Claire Piatt, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Tuesday January 5, 2021 from 2pm until the time of service at 7pm. Masonic Lodge Service will be conducted at 6:30pm.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.