Born May 26, 1947 to James Michael Blaydes, Jr. and Ellen Atwood Blaydes, who preceded him in death. Also preceded in death by his brother, Noel Atwood Blaydes.
Married November 14, 1969 to Barbara Thrasher.
After many successful years as a professional recruiter, trainer, and coach, JIm passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Survived by son Michael Christopher Blaydes, daughter Melanie Blaydes Yoder, son-in-law Allen Dean Yoder, and daughter Mindy Rebecca Blaydes.
Also survived by grandson, Michael Alexander Blaydes. nieces Robin Noelle Ehrlich, and Shanna French, great nephews Andrew Ehrlich, Gabriel Ryan French, great nieces Katie Ehrlich, Ione Noelle French, and Trinity Jordan French, and numerous good friends.