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James D. Waite, Jr.

October 23, 1927 August 31, 2017
James D. Waite, Jr.
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Obituary for James D. Waite, Jr.

James D. Waite, Jr., age 89, of Cumberland, Ohio, died Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care in Zanesville. He was born October 23, 1927, in Renrock, son of the late James D. and Susie Spears Waite, Sr. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in Germany following World War II. James drove a milk truck, owned and operated a garage, and worked in coal mines. He retired in 1994 from the maintenance department at Muskingum University in New Concord, and he owned and operated a family farm for many years. He was a member of the Caldwell Free Methodist Church, and he enjoyed hunting and working on cars. He was a wonderful husband and father to his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Joseph B. Waite, who died October 28, 2013; two grandchildren, Christopher Lee Clark and Joel Law; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Reed Waite, whom he married March 4, 1951; his children, Linda D. (Larry) Clark of Reinersville, Debora E. (Jim) Ray of McConnelsville, Mike (Carolyn) Waite of Cumberland, and Karen E. (David) Law of Caldwell; one brother, Roger (Marcella) Waite of Coshocton; a daughter-in-law, Velma I. Waite of Byesville; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 11AM-1PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 1PM with Pastor David Wells officiating. A veteran’s graveside service will follow at Ark Springs Cemetery conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care at www.genesishcs.org or to 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, Ohio, 43701, or to the Caldwell Free Methodist Church, 221 Cumberland Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724.

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Visitation

Saturday

2

Sep

11:00 AM 9/2/2017 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 9/2/2017 1:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Sep

1:00 PM 9/2/2017 1:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ark Springs Cemetery Final Resting Place

8085 Big Muskie Drive
Chandlersville, OH 43727

8085 Big Muskie Drive Chandlersville 43727 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Caldwell Free Methodist Church

221 Cumberland Street
Caldwell, OH 43724

Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care

713 Forest Avenue
Zanesville, OH 43701
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