James Sizemore III, 70, of Prosperity, died Sunday, December 20, 2015 at his work shop.

Born on March 2, 1945, in Montgomery, AL, he was the son of the late James Sizemore, Jr. and Eunice Johnson Sizemore. He served in the S.C. National Guard and was a metal worker and farmer. He was a volunteer with DNR and was a member of Talatha Baptist Church in Aiken. Mr. Sizemore was known by many as the “Prosperity Frog Man”. He was a strong supporter of the American Cancer Society.

He is survived by his Kathi (McIver) and her son, Brandon McIver of Columbia; a sister, Judy Ostendorf of Greenville; nephew, Kevin (Jennifer) Clarke of Taylors; great-nieces, Katherine and Elizabeth Clarke. He is also survived by his cancer survivor “fighting family”.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1741, Greenwood, SC 29648.

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#13 Carolyn and Ricky 2015-12-23 13:59
I would always start smiling when my phone rang and Sizemores name popped up just knowing he was gonna brighten my day! I will miss those calls and we will all miss Sizemore!
#12 Chris Taylor 2015-12-23 09:18
So sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was truly a "jack of all trades". He will be missed.
#11 Tracy Bedenbaugh 2015-12-22 18:47
Sizemore will be missed!! Praying for y'all!
#10 Rondoll watson 2015-12-22 18:42
Sizemore was a great worker! I enjoyed having him help me with docks!
#9 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-12-22 13:06
Our prayer are with you and your family during this difficult time.Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#8 Lynda MacKenzie 2015-12-22 12:54
Rest in peace Cousin Jimmy. I wish we could have spent more time together during the years. I so enjoyed reading the article that was written about Jimmy in the Prosperity Newspaper. The "Frog" Man apparently was an interesting person.
#7 Pearle Googe 2015-12-22 12:52
Rest in peace my sweet Nephew, Jimmy. I will always remember Jimmy getting Nephews Johnny and Eddie along with Kathi together to visit me a couple of years back. It was one of the best surprises of my life. Although I didn't see Jimmy often I will always treasure our phone conversations.
#6 Johnny Johnson 2015-12-22 11:29
Sorry to hear this news. I was just talking about Jimmy two days ago. R.I.P. My Friend.
#5 Barbara Ostendorff 2015-12-22 09:17
My heartfelt condolences. He certainly gave it his all in hi battle. May you and your family find peace in knowing others love you, care, and share your grief.
#4 Susan Wells Humphrey 2015-12-21 21:31
So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. We were classmates throughout our school days. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family and friends.
#3 Michelle Griffen 2015-12-21 18:54
James made going to chemo interesting. He was always cutting up and cracking jokes and playing pranks. He was a kindred spirit and was a joy to be around. I will miss him greatly. And will continue to fight on as part of his survivor fighting family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family
#2 Jamie Johnson Mabry 2015-12-21 17:37
Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad time.
#1 Katie 2015-12-21 16:22
Kathi . . . Drew and the girls and I will always remember Mr. James fondly. They always loved coming over there. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We celebrate a wonderful man and a good life lived as we say goodbye to Mr. James. - Katie, Drew, Dakota & Bristol

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