62 year old Jim Gantzer of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a steam fitter. He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Gertrude M. Hay Gantzer. Mr. Gantzer's remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation or services held. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Gantzer of Smithville. Five children, Todd Gantzer of Boston Massachusetts, Jamie Gantzer of Smithville, Todd Zimmerman of Boston Massachusetts, Terri Hockenberry of Lockport, New York, Tamara Dragon of Mocksville, North Carolina. Seven grandchildren and an uncle, Phillip Becker of Cumming, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Dec 6 2006