Meet the Team
James R. Cloyes, CPA
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of this fearless accountant in October 2021. He was a loving father, husband, business owner, and AA sponsor with a tremendous heart to help others.
Following high school graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to their Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron as a flight engineer/door gunner, known as the Jolly Green Giants. Their motto was "That Others May Live" and Jim boldly embraced that mission for the rest of his life.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with bachelors degrees in both Accounting and Finance, Jim had over forty years experience in tax preparation and bookkeeping. Jim partnered with Nicholas CPA at 4308 E. Main Street in Whitehall, where he trained with the best of the best. The address and bright green and yellow sign became synonymous with intrepid accounting, late nights, and devotion to clients’ best interests.
Jim was an energizer bunny! An enthusiastic collector of things, Jim enjoyed providing for the needs of others, no matter how random or impossible the request might sound. His fearless spirit often led him to say and do things that changed the trajectory of lives for generations to come. He rarely stopped to rest because there was always something else he had on his list. Whether it was attending a local AA meeting (41 years of sobriety on 11/1/21), working security during a church service, taking his grandkids to the Columbus Zoo, traveling with his wife Marti, or maintaining his rental properties, Jim was always on the go --- always looking for ways he could partner with others.
Jim loved people. His wide smile, excited voice, shrill whistle, friendly "Jim Cloyes speaking, how may I help you", and his presence here on earth will be greatly missed.