Jamie O'Hara
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Jamie O'Hara was a country music singer-songwriter who won a Grammy for writing The Judds hit song "Grandpa (Tell Me Bout the Good Old Days)."

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Published in The Apalach Times on Jan. 8, 2021.
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January 15, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us to cope. May the God of comfort strengthen you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
January 13, 2021
Dear friend, spiritual supporter for over 30 years. Great sense of humor, great golf buddy. The best athlete I ever knew. Miss him.
Steve Gemmill
Friend
January 13, 2021
What a great country sound Jamie had. To the family I'm so sorry for your loss. Cherish the music thats full of good memories. May God grant you peace abd calm. You have my sincere sympathy.
Steele
January 12, 2021
Thank you Jamie.
You helped me a lot way back in the late 90s with some personal struggles in the basement. RIP my friend
Anthony Owens
Friend
January 12, 2021
Your song writing will be remembered.
Stephanie Schell
January 11, 2021
Remember hearing the song "Grandpa, Tell Me About the Good Old Days" by the Judds on the radio over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
January 11, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to Mr. O'hara's family, and friends. May our Father of tender mercies be with you all now and may he sooth your mourning hearts.
January 11, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Mary
Neighbor
January 11, 2021
Sincere sympathies to the O’Hara family, at this time of your tears, may you find strength and comfort from God as you go through this very difficult time, so very sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2021
It is with profound sadness that I have learned that my longtime
schoolmate Jamie O'Hara has passed on. For those of us who had the distinct
opportunity to have befriended as well as participated with him both on and off
the athletic playing fields, our loss is deep and heartfelt. As prodigious and vast
as his body of secular accomplishments are, what really distinguished him from
many others was his heightened reservoir of kindness and humility which he
readily extended to all he came in contact with. He will be be profoundly missed
by those of us who had the good fortune to have known him.

Sincerely,

Jeff Devenow
Jeff Devenow
Classmate
January 10, 2021
Your song 50,000 names brought me to tears when you sang on cap. veterans Day show . I still do even as I replay . THANKS & GOD BLESS YOU. I'll ask my fellow Marines in Haven to Welcome home! Yours with God Chaplain Howard Flexer Vietnam War combat Veteran
Howard Flexer
January 10, 2021
Carol Sivadge
January 10, 2021
"Can't Stop My Heart From Loving You" was my favorite song in high school. I have so many memories attached to his songs, I am so sad to hear that he's gone. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family. He was a wonderful singer and songwriter, he touched more lives than you'll ever know.
Jennifer Morgan
January 10, 2021
I send my sincere condolences to his family. He was such a gifted and talented songwriter. May God bless you and give you healing strength and peace during this sad time. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jessica Harris
January 9, 2021
For anyone wanting to know who Jamie O'Hara was, beneath the handsome face, his best known song gives us an insightful picture. Jamie really DID long for those "good ol' days" that he was asking his grandpa to describe. He was sincerely hurt by the way he saw us all live, and he wondered why we didn't all slow down to a speed that would allow us to talk, not chatter, to care for one another, not blindly pass each other. While we lived together in college, his father gave Jamie a guitar. From his first efforts, it was immediately apparent that his father must have instinctively known something about his boy.... Jamie mastered guitar playing and moved directly into musical composition, in no time. He walked onto a stages and performed to large groups as if he had decades of experience already! "Daddies never really go away", for me, was always a statement of his longing for the father who left him too early. Jamie and I sat up evenings, discussing religion. I was a student of religion, Jamie a new recruit into the popular wave of Christianity that was washing over our universities in those days. It was in those times that I got to know some of what made Jamie tick. He was energized by the most noble of principles. He took the teachings of Jesus to heart, and, as far as I know, never looked back. We lost track of each other. I moved to California, Jamie moved to Nashville, and the next time I heard Jamie's voice, it was over the radio. I've never known a kinder individual. There was simply nothing about Jamie that wasn't lovable. Good-bye, dear friend. And thank you for all you gave us. Life has been immeasurably better because of you.
Fred Mundy
Friend
January 9, 2021
Condolences to the family of Jamie O'hara. May God bless you all,, rest in peace, Jamie.
Judy Ritter
January 9, 2021
Thank you for this song! It is one of my favorites and evokes a lot of memories. Prayers for his family.
Jackie DENNISON
January 8, 2021
I will miss you greatly, until we meet again in heaven above. I love you my brother. My prayers and thoughts are with Lola, and Jamie's sisters and mom.
Thomas Thomas
Friend
January 8, 2021
Jamie's contributions to the Nashville music scene were inestimable.
Stacy Harris
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
Scott Chamberland
January 8, 2021
Jamie - I'm sure you wouldn't remember we - we were opponents in high school - both in football and in basketball - while you were at Ottawa Hills, I was at Harris-Elmore - I had such great respect for you as an athlete easily realizing how great you were as a player - I just wish that we could have gotten to know each other better. I know that a lot of people here have known you more personally than I - but in a sense I have known you longer than most and I am truly saddened by you leaving us - if there is a good part, well you are no longer suffering my friend - and I am grateful for that. So let me just say that my hope now is that one day we can shoot a few hoops and throw a few passes to each other. Jamie, may you rest in eternal peace and I hope one day we will meet again. To Jamie's family, I wish you the best - just know - that I will be thinking of him every time I think of those old high school games.
Tom Floro
Friend
January 8, 2021
Dear O'Hara Family Rory and I express our condolences's on the loss of Jamie O'hara.he'll surely be missed very much and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
January 8, 2021
Your talent is your legacy it will last in this world forevermore. I love your song, "Grandpa," and it always brings me to tears--in a good and deeply compelling way. Thank you and rest in peace.
K H
January 8, 2021
My Dad bought me a portable CD player when I was 10 in 1994, OKanes was my first CD, special musicians.. thank you ,Jamie
RK LaJoie
Friend
January 8, 2021
Condolences to the family and God rest him with the angels!
Sandu Aurelia
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