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GREENVILLE, OHIO – George Samuel Edger, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Oakley House, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 19, 1926 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Willie Edward and Hannah Diana (Beanblossom) Edger. On July 27, 1947 he married Ruby (Yoder) Edger at Coletown Congregational Christian Church and they enjoyed 68 years together.
George was employed at Westinghouse, Dairy Maid, and Fram. He retired from Fram in 1992. He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of many organizations, including the Coletown Congregational Christian Church, American Legion, Huber Museum, Farm Power of the Past, Tri-State Gas Engine Association, and the Randolph County Antique Club. George enjoyed farming and collecting old tractors, especially Huber Tractors, making maple syrup, eating homemade ice cream and hunting mushrooms.
George was an honorably discharged World War II veteran, serving as an Army Private in the Engineering Aviation Battalion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ruby, son David Edger, daughter-in-law Jennifer Edger, granddaughter Cynthia Davidson and sister Marjorie Bailey.
George is survived by three sons, all of whom reside in Greenville: Charles “Sam” (Connie Bright) Edger, Steven (Brenda) Edger, and Mark (Sondra) Edger; grandchildren Jodi (Chris Durham) Edger, Alexandria KY, Eric (Brandi) Edger of Greenville, Jason (Jennifer) Edger of Troy, Jeremy (Kristi) Edger, of Greenville, Adam (Evyn) Edger, Knoxville, TN, Evan (Cora) Edger, Greenville, and three siblings: Arleda Emrick, Lloyd (Sharon) Edger, and Lenora Hittle
A viewing will be held at the Coletown Congregational Christian Church, 2876 S.R. 571, Greenville Ohio 45331 on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service will be at 12 p.m. at the church with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Union Cemetery.
Flowers may be delivered to the church on Friday from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Coletown Congregational Christian Church or State of the Heart Hospice of Greenville. For additional information and to view George’s online obituary, please visit www.churchfuneralsdirect.com.
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