James (Jim) R. Ringland 51 of West Swanzey died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 1, 2011 after a period of failing health. He passed in the familiar surroundings of his home.
Mr. Ringland was born the son of Janice E. (Mann) and Robert L. Ringland on August 28, 1959 in Keene, NH. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1977.
Jim was a contractor for over 18 years and the owner, proprietor of Jim Ringland Special Touch in Swanzey. He also worked for 15 years at Markum Industries in Keene.
He took his vows to Nancy L. Tarr on May 28, 1993 at a ceremony with friends and family present at their home. The were happily married for almost 18 years.
Jim liked to work with his hands building and constructing various things. He could be seen detailing his cars in the driveway. This was a time to think and relax. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed riding his motorcycles. He took the time to maintain his and friends cars when needed. Jim was a true rock and roller. He loved to listen to his music. Mostly Jim’s life revolved around his family. He was a caring, loving husband and father.
Mr. Ringland is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Ringland of West Swanzey. He also leaves three children; Tarra L. Ringland of Swanzey, Penny L. Ringland of Peterborough and James R. Ringland and his wife Heather of Marlborough. A grandchild Hayden J. Ringland of Marlborough. He also is survived by his mother, Janice E. Ringland of Keene. Two siblings; Steven E. Ringland and sister Gayle L. Moore both of Keene. A special nephew Gregory Moore of Marlborough and cousin Terry L. Sams of Lebanon. His many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends will miss his presence. Jim is pre-deceased by his father, Robert L. Ringland who passed in 2009.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 in the funeral home. No other services are scheduled at this time. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, at the request of the family donations may be made in memory of James R. Ringland to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, C/O Keene Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 590 Court St. Keene, NH. 03431.