James Bryan Bechtol

Born: Thu., Nov. 19, 1981
Died: Fri., Nov. 9, 2007

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James Bryan “Jim” Bechtol, age 25, of Villa Rica, GA, died Friday, November 9, 2007 at Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica from a motorcycle accident. Born in Clayton County, Georgia on November 19, 1981, he was the son of Alan L. Bechtol and Sheila Bryan Bechtol of Covington, GA. In 2000 he graduated from Morgan County High School. After high school he entered the Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa Japan for a year and served in Iraq for nine months. His last two years were served at the Naval Air Station in Atlanta. After serving his country he became a Field Service Technician for Eaton Corporation. He had numerous talents working on cars, woodworking, doing home improvements and playing the guitar and drums. A big sports fan he enjoyed keeping up with football especially the Georgia Bulldogs and loved to hunt. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and had begun rebuilding an old Mustang. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Amy Conner Bechtol of Villa Rica, GA; a three year old daughter, Hailey Renee Bechtol of Villa Rica, GA; a two year old son, Christopher James Bechtol of Villa Rica, GA; a brother, Andrew Alan Bechtol and wife Nicole of Covington, GA; maternal grandmother, Mildred Bryan of Covington, GA; paternal grandmother, Helen M. Bechtol of Madison, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Russell Nuss and Rev. John Pike officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Serving as pallbearers are Andrew Bechtol, William R. Racine, Colin Russell, Kevin Hennings, Jeb S. Zeigler, Alan Gordan, Steven Harrison, Patrick Erbacher and Matthew Geiger. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Kathy Redmond
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Sheila & Alan, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you're going through. May God carry you through your times of heartache and sorrow. My love and prayers are with you and the family.

Johnathan & Selina Armistead
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
We are terribly sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family in this time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rochelle Brooks
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
I wish there was something I could say or do to help ease your pain. Just know I am praying for you all. My love and condolences to each and everyone of you. Rochelle Brooks

Sondra Weaver
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
My love and prayers are with all of you in this very painful time. I love you all so very much. God Bless.

Mandy
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
You have been a good friend to me you are like a brother to me. My kids called you uncle jimmy and we are all hurting for you and amy right now. we miss you so much. Every where we are we know you will be there. Amy you are in my prayers and my thoughts

Patrick West
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
In the last year I have known you, you have touched my families lives in ways that are hard to explain. We met at Powertrak training in Raleigh, NC and quickly became great friends. I had trouble learning the ins and outs of this company and you were always a phone call away. Always there to help with any problems I had. Ours was a long distance relationship, but I know you are right here with me. You will be missed, my Friend. My fellow Irishman.

Jeb Zeigler
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
To the Bechtol family, I Don't know just what to say about our loss,but I want to thank you for jimmy and the time that I had with him on this earth. He has helped shape my life tremendously over the past ten years.He was a loyal friend and a helper to me and us all. Through him I was able to get to know a great and loving family. I will miss him greatly. May God bring you all peace and grant you life eternal from his son Jesus. I will keep you all in my prayers.I am here for any needs that you may have. Jeb Zeigler

Marlyn Tiggs
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
I am deeply sorry for your loss.

ANTHONY M. MANN
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
May Jesus be with you and comfort you along with your children during this time of loss. I work and live in South Carolina just this year I started working with the guys in Atlanta. I was able to met and talk with James on two occasions,he was a joyful and intelligent man, I enjoyed talking with James and being in his presence. I was looking forward to our next meeting at the Atlanta office. He will truly be missed. Sincerely, Anthony M.Mann

Jack Lopez
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Co-worker at Eaton. Good friend at work. My thoughts are with you.

Gloria Cooper
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy, I am so sorry for your loss.

Richard & jodi Ahlquist
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy i am so sorry. Please let me know if there is any thing i can do.

Jessalyn Anglin
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, Amy.

Jennifer Irving
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy, I am so sorry. If there's anything you need, please call.

karen norris
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy, I'm shocked and sad all at the same time. I'm so sorry, honey. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you. We are praying for you and your family. May God shine his face upon you and give you peace.

Joshua Sullivan
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Jimmy was a close friend. We served in Iraq and Atlanta together. He was always upbeat and never let the stresses of daily life get in the way of a good laugh. Although I know he is in a better place now, I am deeply sorry for your loss and will miss him dearly.

Victoria Carroll
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy my heart goes out to you and your family. If you need help with anything please let me know.

Helen Margaret Brown
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
I had the pleasure of meeting Jim and breaking bread with him and our Eaton colleagues this June when in Atlanta. My first impression was of a fine, likeable young man. I very much liked him immediately. Since working with him over the last few months he continued to give me reason to feel that way. He would quite often add "Thank you for all you do for us" at the end of an e-mail...which seemed so unwarranted especially in comparison of what he did for us in his sacrice of serving our country. But, it did speak of his genuine appreciation and courtesy for others. Someone, as my Mom would have said, who was "raised right". Words are so empty at such a heartbreaking loss. I do hope, however, that knowing that Jim was so appreciated by so many people offers some solice and that his children grow to embrace that knowledge one day. Thank you for sharing your gift of Jim with us. God Bless.

Roger Glenn
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Words can not begin to express my feelings and thoughts... My heart truly goes out to Jim's parents, Jim's wife, Amy and his children, as well as all of those that Jim had touched in their own lives. In the short time that I have worked with Jim he had become an integral part of our team here in Atlanta. He was a joy to work with an excellent work ethic. Jim you will be missed.

Kelly Dyar and family
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
My heart goes out to all those who knew and loved James. Thank you for your years of service to our country. My prayers are with you Amy.

Theresa Quilici
   Posted Sun November 11, 2007
Amy, I am truly sorry to hear about Jimmy. My heart breaks for you and your family. Please let me know how I can help you and the little ones when you are back in town or even afar, just call when you feel ready. I am here. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Theresa, Joe, Justin, and Vincent

Mike Janelle
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I was able to get to know him better. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and and friends.

Natasha J. Moore
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Words can not begin to express the deep sense of loss we feel here at Eaton's Customer Reliability Center. From day one Jim was outstanding technician with a "can do" response to service. He was always friendly and I could imagine he never met a stranger. Over the past year I have spoken with Jim countless times a week, but never had an opportunity to meet him face-to-face. It is sad to think that my first opportunity to put a name with a face came through an email announcing Jim's passing. My sincere condolences go out to his family during their time of loss. My prayers are that God strengthens you during this time.

Liz King
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
My prayers go out to the Bechtol family. I had the pleasure to work with Jim on many occasions as I am the coordinator for his area. He was a team player with a wonderful outlook. He will truly be missed. God Bless you Jim.

Comfort Suites
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We knew James from his visits to Raleigh for the Eaton training clasess. He will surely be missed.

Rick King
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
My family and I want to express our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Jim was a good Marine and a valued addition to our team in Atlanta. Sincerely, Rick King

Amy H.
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Amy, Please know that although everything may seem like it is crumbling around you, you can be strong for your little ones and family. You will always have support from your friends at AM. We are all so terribly sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs!!! Amy Hickman (amyteeter)

Melissa Parris
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Amy, you and your precious children are in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss.

BEVERLY POWELL
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
God must have needed his Angel. I prayed for your family time I heard the news and I will continue to pray for you. Beverly Powell & Family

Josh Zeigler
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. I will miss Jimmy dearly. He was part of our family. Im sorry i could not be at the funeral today. I could not make it back in such short notice. If there is anything I can do let me know. Josh Zeigler

Tom Blooming
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
I also worked with Jim from time to time at Eaton. He was always very willing to help me and I will miss him as a colleague and as a friend. I am very sorry for your loss.

Sherry Spears
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Jim was a sweet guy. Although I never had the chance to meet him, talking to him on the phone I got a sense that he was wonderful person. He was always polite and courteous when I needed to call him for a job. He will be deeply missed.

Maimie
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Amy, you and your family are in my prayers. May God give you His strength and grace in this most trying times.

Amanda Thompson & family
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Dear Bechtol family, I'm so sorry to hear about the lost of Jimmy. I was shocked to hear of such thing. Words can not express my sorrow. Jimmy was a great guy all around. He was fun to be around and very talented. He never meet a stranger that he didn't make an impression on their life. He was always their when needed. He will surely be missed. MAy od bless you in this time of need. Jimmy, Rest in peace my friend and thanks for all your hard work and service here on earth.

Ann Smith
   Posted Mon November 12, 2007
Amy and children, I didn't know your husband nor you nor any of your family, but my daughter-in-law has communicated with you on Atlanta Momma's message board. She was touched by your loss and asked that I pray for you and your family. The fact that my son was in the Marines and spent some time in Iraq makes us "kindred spirits" on this Veterans' Day. My heart goes out to you and your family and I'm praying that God will comfort you and give you peace in your heart during this difficult time. Jesus is always available to us.

Beckie
   Posted Tue November 13, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. May you be comforted by the loving memories that you share.

mary eastman
   Posted Tue November 13, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could of come to pay my respects. My prayers are with you.

Amanda
   Posted Tue November 13, 2007
Your family is in our prayers. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Vito Iovino
   Posted Tue November 13, 2007
To Jim's parents, you raised a fine strong man. To his wife and children, a real American hero. I bartender at the Comfort Suites in Raleigh were Jim would stay during training for Eaton/Powerware. I loved his stores about fighting in Iraq and his never ending knowledge about cars. Not to mention his passion for football. He is my buddy. He will not be forgotten.

Jennifer and Mike Thiede
   Posted Tue November 13, 2007
Dear Amy, We wanted you to know that we are thinking of you in your time of grief. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Jimmy will be missed greatly, I enjoyed the conversations that I was able to have with him for the short time that we did. We are here for you and the kids. Please be strong, we love you.

Jon-Paul Schulte
   Posted Wed November 14, 2007
RIP, Jim. I hold many fond memories of the short time we shared as friends. You will be missed. To all family, I am deeply apologetic for your loss. I cannot begin to imagine the void you must now feel in your lives. It was too soon for such a promising man with so much life to live. To his wife and children, I am additionally sorrowful. The very thought of losing my wife or father so early torments me. My thoughts are with you all and may you overcome this tragedy the best as can be expected.

The Mayfields
   Posted Wed November 14, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of heartache. May our thoughts and prayers be with you all.

Mickey Heinze
   Posted Wed November 14, 2007
What a wonderful family. He has left a legacy that will live on thru his wife, children,family, and friends.

Barry Hardegree
   Posted Wed November 14, 2007
I met Jimmy through my son who served in the same Marine Unit. Jimmy was a Good Man and a Fine Marine, he will be missed. Condolences are sent via me from My son, Christopher Hardegree who is currently in Iraq. Semper Fi Barry

Paul & Lisa Schulte
   Posted Thu November 15, 2007
Alan & Sheila, our deepest condolences are with you; we can't even imagine the pain and loss you all are feeling. Andy, we are so so sorry. Amy, we are confident you will have the family support to deal with your tragic loss. To say we were shocked when we read the paper is an understatement; we just regret we didn't know in time to pay our respects at the service. Jimmy was a bright light with an infectious personality. That light will not burn out quickly - it will shine through his children. Please know our deepest sympathy is with you all. Rest in Peace, Jimmy.

Patrick Erbacher
   Posted Thu November 15, 2007
All of the Bechtols- I wish that I could explain how much all of you mean to me, and how great of a friend that Jimmy was to me through all of the years. He will never be forgotten, and he and all of you will always be a part of my life. I wish you all the best in your time of need. If there is anything that I can do to help, if even just to talk, feel free to give me a call any time, day or night. Pat and Jamie Erbacher

Harry and Nancy Bufford
   Posted Fri November 16, 2007
Our love and prayers are with you during this trying time.

LaVerne Ogletree
   Posted Fri November 16, 2007
Please accept my sincere sympathy during your time of sorrow. Sheila, my heart goes out to you and your family. I do hope wonderful memories will bring you some comfort. May God bless you and your family. With love, LaVerne Ogletree

Doug & Jennifer Charleton
   Posted Sat November 17, 2007
Words cannot express the sorrow we felt upon hearing this sad news. Our deepest sympathy to Jimmy's family. Amy, we are here for you if you need anything.

Darren McIntyre
   Posted Mon November 26, 2007
I had the pleasure of attending a training class for Eaton with Jim in San Diego. Although I only had a week to be around him, I was immediately taken with him and his thirst for life, family and friends. I learned of Jim's untimely death this morning and am deeply saddened to hear about it. My deepest sympathies go out to Amy and the kids. I know from just the short time I was around Jim of how much he loved to ride and I feel his same passion for it. RIP Jim, God is watching over you now.

Bethany Ditzler
   Posted Tue January 13, 2009
Jimmy even though i wasn't there to tell you goodbye. I want you to know that i was there with you in spirit. I love you so much and i miss you so much and i will see you up there. Love your favorite cousin Bethany

James Hall
   Posted Sun February 15, 2009
we both understand where we all come from and what our purpose is, to all our memories that only you and i will ever share, and as a veteran of some political bullshit you and i both experienced together, may i see you on the other side, " drink to the foam, until we meet again here's wishing you a happy voyage home." I love you brother. may the higher powers watch over your family and relatives.