James William Leedy

1939 - 2018

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James William Leedy, age 79, of Arlington, OH passed away peacefully at Mennonite Memorial Home on Monday, December 31, 2018. Jim was born January 25, 1939 in Lima, Ohio to the late Clyde and Freda (Stevenson) Leedy. He was brother to Charles Leedy, who is also deceased. On July 1, 1961, Jim married Janice Lynette (Kikly) Leedy who survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Cindy (Mike) Wehrle of Toledo, Ruth (Phil) Dillinger of Forest, and Stephanie Leedy of Findlay. He has three grandchildren: Jamie (Vincent) Law of Findlay, Rachel (Clayton) Baltzer of Arlington, and Hannah (Mark) Sims of Memphis, TN; and one great-grandchild, Ryan Law. Jim graduated from Lima Senior High School 1957 and attended Ohio Northern University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1961. He enjoyed a long career with Hancor, Inc. and was the lead project engineer responsible for the building and startup of multiple manufacturing locations across the country. Fishing and woodworking were some of his favorite hobbies. He also enjoyed traveling and had visited much of the United States, as well as travels to Mexico and the Holy Land. Mr. Leedy was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await him after his passing. Jim was a member of Bible Fellowship Church of Arlington where he enjoyed singing in the choir, was a faithful adult Sunday School teacher for many decades and an elder and board member for many years. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, from 2:00PM - 8:00PM at CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Arlington, OH. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 5, at Bible Fellowship Church of Arlington with an hour of visitation prior to the memorial service. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Gifts of remembrance may be given in Jim’s honor to the family to assist with medical expenses, or to Bible Fellowship Church of Arlington, 11906 W Fellowship Dr, Arlington, OH 45814. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Friday, January 4th 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Bible Fellowship Church[Map]
    West Fellowship Drive
    Arlington, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, January 5th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 5th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Bible Fellowship Church [Map]
    11906 West Fellowship Drive
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

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Condolences For James William Leedy

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To : Steph
Date :Wednesday, January 2nd 2019
From : Marianne and Jerry Higley
Steph - sorry about your Dad. He and your mother were great friends with John and Sandy Cole, Jerry's sister and brother in law. He was a special person that could take the time to talk with you. Be blessed with all of the memories you have with him.

To : Janice and family
Date :Wednesday, January 2nd 2019
From : Ruth Lamberjack
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and glad I knew him from Hancor and then again recently. May all your wonderful memories help ease this sorrow.

To : CindyRuth and Stephanie
Date :Wednesday, January 2nd 2019
From : Terri DePuy Dutton
So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Terri

To : Stephanie Leedy and family
Date :Thursday, January 3rd 2019
From : Krista Sartore
I send my condolences to you and your family.

To : Jan Family
Date :Thursday, January 3rd 2019
From : Jill Combs
Dear Jan,
I’m so sorry to hear about Jim. Please know you are in my thoughts in prayers today & the difficult days ahead. May your wonderful memories ease the pain of your loss. Blessings to all.

To : The Leedy Family
Date :Friday, January 4th 2019
From : Craig Bowman
So sorry for your loss, we all know the Jim is with the lord and has a new body. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

To : Jan and the girls
Date :Saturday, January 5th 2019
From : Chuck and Gloria Gerringer
Gloria and I will miss Jim and all the good times we had together. We all are, however, comforted with the truth that he is in the presence of our Savior and Friend, Jesus. God bless you in the days ahead.

To : The Leedy Family
Date :Saturday, January 5th 2019
From : Dr and Mrs Chris A Bowman
We were sorry to hear of Mr. Leedy's illness and then passing. I appreciate the testimony he was to me as I was saved and grew up at Bible Fellowship. Thank the Lord that we will see him again when we all get to Heaven! I'm praying for the family.

To : Stephanie
Date :Saturday, January 5th 2019
From : Kurt witter
Your dad was a good person I worked many years with him at Hancor.he always had a story to tell sorry for your loss be strong

To : Jan
Date :Saturday, January 5th 2019
From : Harriet
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My prayers are with you and your family

To : Jan and girls
Date :Sunday, January 6th 2019
From : John and Sue Rhoades Dasher
Dear Jan, You and Jim were the sweetest and kindest and most Christlike couples I have ever known. I was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was MY Sunday School teacher after I was first married. It was always a pleasure to sit blessing to sit under his teaching. It was also a blessing to sit with you both and other friends playing games and chatting and hearing someone say, "Who's turn is it?" Somehow it was some how, it was always mine!I loved you both and will keep you in my heart and prayers.You are always welcome at my house. I am always home. Feel free to call any time...419-408-

Please tell the girls they were fine young ladies when I last saw them. Tell them I am sorry for their sorrow as my own dad passed in 2015. My love and prayers are for them too. Sue