MOUNT VERNON — James A. Rine, 75, of Mount Vernon passed away on Jan. 30, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital.

Jim graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1960 and then went into the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, Jim worked for Ohio Power as a lineman and planner. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Jim enjoyed his time and friends at the Fraternal Order of the Elks #140, and Mount Zion Lodge #9 F & AM. He volunteered at the Station Break delivering meals. Jim loved to bowl and be part of the senior softball leagues. He was an avid Buckeyes and Cleveland sports fan. Most of all, he loved being around his family.

Jim is survived by his children, Robert Lee King II, Brian Christopher King, Jeffrey (Carol) Rine and Christian Rine; grandchildren, Cecilia Rose King, Halie Ann King, Makenzie Marie Rine, Shelby Denise King, Phoenix Christian Rine and Ethan Bradley Rine; brothers, Paul Dennis (Amy) Rine and Keith Richard(Carol) Rine; a sister, Patricia Kay (Richard) Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Sharon Rine.

Friends may call on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where a masonic service will be at 7 p.m., followed by a celebration of life service officiated by Pastor Marvin Haught. The family will observe a private burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens at a later date with Military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James A. Rine.


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