Edward Florence

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LIMA — Edward Florence, Sr., age 65, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at approximately 10:33 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health Systems.

He was born on May 23, 1948 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Athol and Ruth Whatley Florence, Sr., both parents preceded him in death.

On August 26, 1967 he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mary L. Chitman, she preceded him in death on September 17, 1992.

Mr. Florence retired from General Motors after 27 years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 211.

He leaves to cherish his precious memory, 4 sons; Edward "Tugg" Florence, Jr., Dion Florence, Maceo Florence and Jerrell Florence all of Lima. 3 daughters; Terry Lynn Florence and Nicole Florence both of Columbus, Ohio and Camille S. Florence of Lima. 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A brother Michael Florence of Lima and a sister: Ossie Garrett of Indianapolis, IN. A stepson: Steve Smart of Lima and 2 step daughters: Stacee Smart and Rakeela McClellan both of Lima. His fiancee, Yolanda McClellan of Lima. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Robert Marshall and Jonathan Florence. 4 sisters; Ruby Florence, Johnnie Will Florence, Eddie Will Florence and Linda Florence.

Services will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Robert Toney, officiating.

Visitation/Wake Services will begin at 10:00 a.m. until time of the services on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.

Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery

Services Entrusted to Jones-Clark Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences can be made at

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Jones-Clark Funeral Home Inc
1302 Oakland Pkwy
Lima, OH 45805
(419) 225-5741
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Published in The Lima News from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12, 2014
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