Louisville - James Robert Petersmith, 64, died Thursday December 13, 2018 at Regis Woods Care Center in Louisville, KY.
Jim was born April 14, 1954 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Robert & Mary Ellen Petersmith. He is survived by his sons Mike (Ashton) and Dan (Ashton), and grandchildren Dean and Georgia. He is also survived by his brother John, sisters Margie Ridler, Kate Modzelewski, and Celee Philipp.
Jim was full of kindness, goodwill, and love for all people. No one was a stranger to Jim. There wasn't a mean or judgemental bone in his body. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jim played roles as a father, professor, banker, truck driver, pit boss, bartender, Johnny Appleseed, evil scientist, demented ghost, gunslinger, Klingon, and cult leader. He was an actor above all, and because of such, we can never truly know if he is now dead, or simply playing dead.
Either way, a celebration of life will be held on Sunday December 16th, between 3:00 and 6:00 P.M. at 501 Romara Place, Louisville Kentucky. A Petersmith family Mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at 5:30 P.M on December 29, 2018. A special thanks to his friend Dan Hagan, his sister Margie, and the loving staff at Regis Woods for their care and attention during his final years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hosparus Health of Louisville (hosparushealth.org).
PETERSMITH, Jim (James Petersmith)
Born: 4/14/1954, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.
Died: 12/13/2018, Louisville, Knetucky, U.S.A.
Jim Petersmith’s western – actor:
Gunslingers – 2002 (Dean)