James Edward Leist, 80, of Circleville, passed away on July 27, 2016.
He was born on July 28, 1935, in Circleville, to Gerald E. and Mary (Stout) Leist.
He was a member of Heritage Nazarene, a 1954 Circleville High School graduate and a member of Gideons.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Leadingham) Leist; and granddaughter, Madline Call.
James is survived by his children, David Leist, Barbara Wilson (Eric) Morgan and Melissa Frailey-Call; grandchildren, Andrew (Kerren), Elizabeth and Tyler Wilson, Nicholas Morgan, Rebecca Frailey, Seth and Jenna Call; and by sisters, Sally Cotton, Ruth Lee, Betty Chambers and Geraldine Puckett.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Heritage Nazarene Church. Burial will follow in Hitler Ludwig Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wellman Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wellman Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal