He was born May 26, 1932, in Frost, WV and had been a resident of the Canton-Magnolia area since 1957. Edgar was retired from The Timken Co., after 35 ½ years service, where he was a punch press operator. Previously he worked at a saw mill in Cass, WV, and delivered coal in Canton. Edgar was a member of New Life Christian Church in Waynesburg.
Preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Mildred F. “Midge” Grimes, on Dec. 11, 2012, and a brother, Paul Grimes. Survived by three daughters, and a son-in-law, Karen (Grimes) Lossau, and Rebecca and Doug Carr, all of Canton, and Karen (Leachman) Nicholson, of Dover; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Stephanie Leachman, of Magnolia, Keith and Bonnie Leachman, of Waynesburg, and David and Janet Leachman, of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Allen Sheets, of Frost, WV.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Pastor Peter Hall officiating. Interment in Nicholson Chapel Cemetery in Morgantown, WV. Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m. before the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Grimes’ memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 1451 4th St. NW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com
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