James Robert Edwards 1932 - 2018    

James Robert Edwards
, 86, of Rittman, died Thursday, November 15, 2018, at his home.

Jim was born August 9, 1932, in Somerset, Kentucky, to Sherman and Margaret Malone Edwards.

He graduated from Wadsworth High School.   Jim served in the U.S. Army.

He married Nora "Nory" Sparks on September 3, 1955.   She passed on October 7, 2005.

He was a pipe fitter for Ford Motor Company, and also owned his own business, Rittman Mechanical.   James belonged to the American Legion, and the Rittman Moose Lodge.  He was a social butterfly, but always put his family first.

Jim will be deeply missed by his children, William (Susie) Keefer, Mark Edwards, Lane (Larraine) Edwards, Lisa Edwards, and Steven (Whitney) Edwards;  grandchildren, Billy, Renee, Shira, Shane, Jessica, Jacob, Sarah, Jamie, Lane, Laura, Nora, and Hattie;  several great-grandchildren;  brothers, Dick (Roberta) Edwards, and Art (Barb) Keefer;  sister Donna Maxon; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years;  his parents;  his son, Mike, his brother, Robert Keefer,  and his niece, Debbie.

Friends may call Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Hillcrest Chapel, Seville.   Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Sparks officiating.   Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held.   Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.   Memorial contributions may be made to ClearPath Hospice, 475 Wolf Ledges Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44311.

The family wishes to thank the nurses Denise and Carol, and aides, Jen and Cheryl from ClearPath Hospice.   They also wish to thank Lesa Kelley who has provided care and comfort.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 18, 2018

   Jim Edwards  
   Wadsworth High School
   Graduating Class of 1950          

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