James Theodore Custer, 73, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012. He retired after 35 years from Owens-Illinois, Inc.
He graduated from Middleport High School in 1956. He was a dedicated Reds and Buckeye Fan. His greatest joy was his large family (including his cats, Peanut, Missy, Patches and Precious).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Florence Custer and brother, John Wesley Custer.
He is survived by his companion, Mae; children, Charles Richard (Crystal) McFarland-Custer, Jack Custer and Darla (Michael) Deibel; grandchildren, Naaman, Cassandra (Chris), Megan (Brandon) and Zack (Shannon); four great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe Custer and Jerry (Myrna) Custer; sisters, Jane (Dale) Sayre, Norma Jean Custer and Janet Smith; special aunt, Phyllis Baker; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the O. R. Woodyard County Chapel, 1346 S. High Street Columbus, Ohio, where the funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Gilmore Cemetery in Racine, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colony Cats P.O. Box 163904 Columbus, OH 43216.