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James L. Selby

Jim passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

He was born July 2, 1967 in Plainwell, the son of Milton and Henrietta (Keech) Selby. Jim was a mechanic for several area businesses over the years. He was a jack of all trades and could fix anything. Jim enjoyed being outdoors and taking trips up north and out west to go hunting with his family and friends. He had a big and loud personality and liked riding his motorcycle, playing poker on the weekends and watching movies. Most of all Jim loved spending time and spoiling his grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Ashlee (Robert) Rose and Tyler (Angel) Selby both of Otsego; grandchildren, Remington and Maverick; best friend, Peggy Selby; siblings, Marilyn (Glen) Rice, Dave (Annette) Selby, Kelly Selby, Candy (Tom)Burress and Mick Selby along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

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April 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Ashlee I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family at this tragic time I just went through. Hugs


Tim Bailey& Mel

April 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm

So sorry for your Loss. We Love you all and if any of you Need anything please let us know!! RIP Jim! Love Tim Bailey and Melissa Phillips.



April 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Love ❤️ you brother Rest In Peace and pain free love you more than you will ever know


Candy Burress

April 19, 2020 at 12:57 pm

Ashley, Tyler and family.

Our deepest condolences for your lose. Jim was a great brother and brother-in-law. He will be sorely missed by all. He was always the life of the party and we loved him dearly.

Love You Guys

Candy, Tom and family


Sandra foote

April 19, 2020 at 1:28 pm

To man who i knew as a friend. But alot didnt see him that way. Sorry for your loss. I will have memories of him forever


VanDenBerg Families

April 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, prayers to the family….


David & Annette Selby

April 19, 2020 at 1:40 pm

He will be greatly missed. Best sense of humor. Could find a joke almost anywhere. Best brother you could have. He was always there if you needed him. We look forward to seeing him in Jehovah’s new system of things. Until we meet again he will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Shanw & Maggie

April 20, 2020 at 7:24 pm

So sorry to hear about James sending love & prayers to you

Shawn & Maggie

Your use to be next door neighbor


Kathy Holley

April 19, 2020 at 2:06 pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss.


Marilyn Doubblestein

April 19, 2020 at 2:11 pm

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.


Heather Arnsman

April 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm

Sending big hugs and lots of love your way. Sorry for your loss.


Tonya Retherford

April 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Jim was a great guy who would do anything to help out. He always knew how to make you laugh. Whenever he was near you knew it because he was such a big personality. We are devastated to hear of his passing. Our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time. Peggy and kids; you are in our thoughts & prayers.


Tonya & Danny Retherford


Shannon babbitt

April 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Go drink a beer with my dad..tell him i miss and love him….only the good die young..youll b missed i just heard your big ole loud voice a yellin at me. Lol. R.I.P.


Christopher Toney

April 19, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Jim was a great fun loving guy. I had some great time with him. He will be missed. Rest easy my friend . My prayers are with his and kids.



April 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Rest in peace my friend. So many memories shared from the kids grownin up together to Weddings, Pig Roasts, Cow Camps, Spoons. Watch over your babies. They forever love you. Until we meet again “Cat”


Sherry Snyder

April 19, 2020 at 4:44 pm

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family during this tough time.


Joe & Wendy Adrianson

April 19, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Our prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss, we knew Jimmy for many years.


Tom and Carol Lenhart

April 19, 2020 at 6:04 pm

Prayers for the family


Sharon fitzpatrick

April 19, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Sorry to hear of his passing . Prayers for all the family.

Especially Ashley and Peggy ❤️


Shannon Bemis

April 19, 2020 at 8:40 pm

Sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Robert Shannon

April 19, 2020 at 9:32 pm

RIP, Jimmy you will be sadly missed.


Dalene Murphy

April 19, 2020 at 9:34 pm

So sorry for your loss.


Phil Anglin

April 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Jim would stop in to Rhino’s from time to time, he always was fun to talk to and you never had to worry what he thought because he would tell you! I’ll miss that, he was one of the good guys.


Kate wyant

April 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

Ashley and Tyler and Family, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My condolences and prayers to you all.


Jamie & Nate

April 20, 2020 at 10:40 am

Uncle Jim was a great guy he helped work on our bikes when we needed it and always could make you laugh definitely the life of any party and someone who you would want in your corner I would say rest in piece but I know ur up there tearing up that Harley , the fast the better


Linda and tim

April 20, 2020 at 4:11 pm

So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our prayers go out to all his family and friends as they seek comfort in this sad time. We’ll remember a lot of good times he made us laugh! Prayers to Joy and the rest of his family.


Penny Vist

April 22, 2020 at 6:11 am

May God wrap his arms around all of you and give u a feeling of peace, it’s no secret that I hold alot of love for him, and this is going to be tough for me . Much love to you all and if I can be of any help, don’t hesitate to call on me. In my thoughts and prayers ❤


Tom Tungate

April 22, 2020 at 8:25 am

I’m sorry for your loss I will miss jim very much he was a great friend we had a lot of great times together I will miss him very much we had a lot of great times hunting together and just hanging out if you want anything just let me know


Donna Reed Hall

April 30, 2020 at 12:33 am

My Thaughts and Prayers go out To All of Jims Family!! Ashlee, Tyler, Peggy and his grandchildren!!Im so very Sorry!!! Fly with the Angels Jim!! ♥️


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