James (Jamie) Guy Ames, 59, of Montrose, Iowa, passed away on April 23, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Jamie was born August 7, 1957, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Percy F. and Mary Lou Hayden Ames. He was united in marriage to Vicki Gray and later they divorced. Jamie then married Barbara Lammering they divorced.
A lifelong resident of the Keokuk area, Jamie was employed in his early years as a glazier for Gate City Glass. He then spent several years working as a carpenter alongside his father. He spent 17 years as a supervisor at Federal Mogul Ignition Products in Burlington IA. He ended supervisor career at CNH (Case) Plant Burlington, IA. He ended his career as a production worker at Riley Paint Systems in West Burlington IA.
He was a member of Quail Forever, where he enjoyed being a youth mentor and guiding them on quail hunts and teaching them hunter safety. He was a baseball coach for Keokuk Little League, YMCA basketball and AAU basketball.
Jamie is survived by his father Percy F. Ames; three children: Jill (Bill) Seabold, Jake (fiancée Michelle) Ames and Mathew (Ashley) Ames; nine grandchildren: Ryan (Kelsey), Andrew and Jordan Seabold, Kayden and Logan Ames, Kenadi, Kali, Kamri and Traven Ames; two brothers: Milton (Patricia) Ames and Wesley (Tammy) Ames, nieces and nephews and his special hunting dog "Mack".
Jamie was preceded in death by his mother Mary Lou Ames; all grandparents, one sister Christine Marie Ames and one Brother Michael Shane Ames.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3PM on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Evangelical Free Church in Keokuk, with Rev. Tyrone Seay officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 PM directly before the service.
Memorials may be made to "Keokuk Animal Services" which is a No Kill Pet Shelter in Keokuk, Iowa.
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Jamie Ames was a man of character, he stood strong for the love of his family and friends. Hardworking hands have been laid to rest, but a part of him will live on in 'each one of you.' I met Jamie at a time in my life w... more
Prayers from our family to yours.
Jill,please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your father.