Jim Lile:

Jim Lile: Jim represented the second generation in this family of auctioneers. Following in the footsteps of his father, Jim built a reputation as one of the most respected auctioneers around. He became a licensed Auctioneer in the 1950’s.  Jim has conducted thousands of auctions. He started by auctioning cattle and later on specialized in Estate Sales. In addition to the auction business he spent over 60 years of his life running The Lile School of Dance with his sister Phyllis. The pair performed at USO shows, often touring with Bob Hope. Jim had 2 sons who became auctioneers, Mick who operates Logan Auction in Bellefontaine, Ohio and Tim who operates Innovative Auctions in Centerville, Ohio. Jim was a driving force and inspiration to both of his sons, and continued to support the Lile family of auctioneers up to the time of his passing in January 2014.