Minshall James Minshall, age 68, known to his friends and family "Gissy" was called home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2017. He was the owner of Southern Ohio Bait for several years and a member of High Praises Church of God in New Boston, Ohio. James was born January 25, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio to the late James and Wilma Minshall and later resided in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a kind, generous, and loving husband and father. Survived by wife, Virginia Minshall; children, Thomas Minshall, James "Rant" Minshall, Sissy (Larry) Peer, Robert Minshall and Crystal Minshall; step children, Pamela (Daniel) McQuirt, Tyrenna Davis, Karla Miller and Kevin Miller; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Connie Bryant; brothers, Gary (Teri) Minshall, Kenneth (Ellen) Minshall. The Minshall family has many other loved extended family and relatives. Preceded in death by brother Tony Bryant and is survived by sister-in-law, RoJean Bryant. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Friends may call at the O. R. WOODYARD CO CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Sunday 2-5 p.m., where the funeral service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Samuel Saylers officiating. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
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