EDDY, George R., Jr., 85, of Wintersville, OH, died Monday, October 14, 2013, at Trinity West, Steubenville, OH.
He was born on March 8, 1928, in Steubenville, a son of the late George R. and Sarah Bell Trimmer Eddy Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise R. George on January 5, 2011, and sisters, Shirley Bowman and Sarah Jane Bryan.
George was a retired bricklayer, working out of Local Union 14 and was a member of Colonial Baptist Church, Wintersville. In earlier years he was a Wintersville Volunteer Fire Fighter and belonged to Wintersville American Legion 557. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed fishing and hunting. George served in the US Army during WWII; he graduated from Steubenville Business College and enjoyed being a part of Mended Hearts.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Forester Eddy at home, which they celebrated 63 years of marriage this July; a son, George R. "Bob" (Denise Shoemaker) Eddy III and son-in-law, Larry "Scuffy" George, both of Wintersville; three grandchildren, Jason Eddy of Bloomingdale, Chad George of Columbus, Ohio and Sara Eddy of Ravenna; three great grandchildren, Nick, Nate and Alaina; a brother, Thomas Eddy of Wintersville and a sister, Mary Beebe of Steubenville.
Friends may call at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m., with Rev. Randy Sells officiating. Burial at Fort Steuben. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Edith Forester Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Eastern Gateway Community College or Charity Hospice.
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