January 21, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013 1:30 P.M. Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
James Edward Crain, 67, of West Mansfield, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 in his home.
He was born September 29, 1945 in Columbus, OH the son of James Franklin and Ida Jane (Piper) Crain.
James served his country in the United States Army. He served in the Republic of Vietnam with the 23rd Military Police Company, Americal Division. James worked at Navistar TSPC for nearly 20 years and was a member of the International Harvester UAW. He enjoyed working on cars and tractors and gunsmithing.
He is survived by, his son, James David (Randi) Crain of Zanesfield; his granddaughters, whom he adored, Brittany Nicole Crain, Ayla Jane (Brock) Crain Brogan of East Liberty, Miranda Lynn Crain and Jaymie Dawn Crain; great granddaughter, Harley Jane Marie Brogan; brother, Daniel Leroy (Frances) Crain of West Mansfield; sisters, Cindy Louise (Roy) Ransom of Adel, IA and Ruth Ann (Gary) King of Falmouth, KY; Mother-in-law, Margaret Withrow of North Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews, including nephew, Bob Tussing and great nephew, Austin Tussing, both of Raymond.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Linda Crain; brother, Samuel David Crain; sisters, Nancy Crain and Mary Ellen Stinson, Linda Marie Crain; Father-in-law, James Everett Withrow; nephew, Billy Tussing.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, with Pastor Russell Street officiating, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg. Following the services, a meal will be provided at the Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vernon Funeral Home, PO Box 125, North Lewisburg, OH 43060, to help offset expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com