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James S. "Sheldon" Edwards Obituary
James S. "Sheldon" Edwards

REYNOLDSBURG: James S. "Sheldon" Edwards, was born, May 7, 1918 on the kitchen table of his parent's home; he was one of five sons born to Charles Wesley and Grace "McElwee" Edwards of Center Village, Ohio. He slipped away in his sleep, at his home in Reynoldsburg, on July 18, 2014 at the age of 96 years old.

Proceeded in death by: his parents; brothers: Howard, Burns, John and Wilber; and his loving wife of 55 years, JoAnn Hannahs Edwards, to whom he was a great caregiver.

Dad and Mom loved to travel; his favorite place being Alaska. He went once with Mom and twice with best friend, Edwin Maxwell, of Alexandria, OH. He served with Honor in WWII in the South Pacific with Company C, 4th Battalion Army Ordinance that hop-scotched through the islands before landing in Okinawa, Japan. He was a member of: Newark Masonic Lodge #97, Aladdin Shrine, OES L.C. #551, Senior Shriners, L. C. Shrine Club, Harlem Boy's Breakfast Club and VFW Post #3097 of Johnstown, OH.

Survived by: his daughter, Judi (Corky) Talbot of Reynoldsburg; and son, Jeff Edwards of Karnes City, Texas; grandchildren: Kenneth A. Gabay, Carrie Ann (Jason) Rabon, Tiffany Talbot, Melanie Talbot and Shaun (Cassie) Talbot; and four great grandchildren. Sheldon will be greatly missed by his family and his close friend, Sylvia Borden.

Memorial and Masonic services will be announced and held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheldon's memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit www.schoedinger.com <http://www.schoedinger.com> to share memories or extend condolences.

Published in the Advocate on July 20, 2014
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