James Franklin Edwards

Birth Date: 
Friday, May 30, 1947
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

WOOSTER – James Franklin Edwards, 73, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born May 30, 1947 in Millersburg the son of Gail and Barbara Koenig Edwards.  He married Bonnie Beckler on November 20, 1971.  She survives.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Hiland High School in Holmes County and graduated from Barber College. He worked as a Barber for several years until he entered the corrugated container industry.  Most recently enjoyed various jobs as a Courier and transporting his Amish friends where he made many valuable friendships.

He attended the Parkview Christian Church, was a member of American Legion Post 651 of Fredericksburg and was an avid bowler.  He enjoyed coaching his daughter’s softball teams, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He proudly served his country with the US Army.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Jennifer (Kennie) Hatfield and Jaime Jackson both of Wooster; grandchildren Mackenna, Mikayla and Gavin Hatfield and Lilly and Gabriel Jackson; siblings Bonnie Voltz of Colorado Springs, CO and Richard (Lori) Edwards of Holmesville; brothers-in-law Ronnie Beckler, Donnie (Jo) Beckler, Larry (Debbie Gemma) Beckler and Gary (Linda) Beckler all of Wooster and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandchildren Hannah Hatfield and Eleanor Jackson and his son-in-law Bob Jackson

Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the memorial service at noon on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Parkview Christian Church, 1912 Burbank Rd., Wooster with Pastor Brian White officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fryburg Cemetery.

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Parkview Christian Church.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Parkview Christian Church, 1912 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Parkview Christian Church


Memorial service at noon on Saturday, January 9, 2020 at the Parkview Christian Church


I am so sorry for your loss

My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your husband. Prayers of healing for the entire Edwards family.

Sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dear Bonnie and family You have my sincere sympathy. So sorry for the loss of your husband Jim. He will be missed by all. Jim was so proud of his wonderful family. Prayers to all.

So sorry for your loss. Jim was a good guy. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.

So sorry for your loss. Jim was a good guy. He will be missed. Prayers for the family

Sending Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs to all the Family.

Bonnie you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

So very sorry to hear of your husbands passing Bonnie. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in the difficult days ahead.

You have our deepest sympathy with the loss of your husband Bonnie. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie, You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

Bonnie, my sincere sympathy to you and your entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry for ur loss prayers for ur whole family

Prayers and sincere condolences to you and family

Deepest sympathy for your loss from Tammy & I. Prayers for comfort for you & your family.

Bonnie and family, so very, very sorry for your loss. You remain in my prayers. Keep him with you through all your fond memories. Hugs and love

Our deepest sympathy for you all. I will always cherish the memories of the kindness and friendship he shared with me.

So sorry, not sure if I can make it

Bonnie and family, we are both so sorry to learn of the loss of Jim. You are in our prayers and thoughts during this very difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family.

My sincere sympathies to the family during this difficult time

My sincere condolences, so many good memories with the Edwards Family.
Thoughts and prayers for all.

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