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Willie "Jim" James Felder

April 1, 1949 — October 15, 2021

Willie J. Felder-Willie Jim Felder was born April 1, 1949 to Joe B Felder & Mary Lee Felder in Youngstown Ohio. Early morning on October 15, 2021 Jim 72 passed away from complications related to his stroke. Jim was in Hospice Care a few days prior to his death. Jim transitioned peacefully at home with his wife Kathleen Felder by his side, whom he married August 6, 1988.

Jim spent his early years working for GF, Jim devoted approximately twenty five years to GF before working for Commercial Intertek where he later retired. Jim was a lifetime member of Southern Tavern where you can catch him watching Dallas Cowboys wow enjoying a cold beer. Jim was an excellent bowler and enjoyed bowling on the Southern Tavern and GF Bowling League. Jim was a master on the grill and enjoyed cooking at all the family events. While on the grill you can catch him telling jokes and talking about everyone that couldn’t cook. If you stayed by the grill long enough you would be sure to catch a great laugh plus sample a piece of meat that your mouth watered.

Jim is survived by his Wife, Mother-in-Law; Betty Askew of Youngstown Ohio, seven children Tamara ( Don ), Andre ( Tamieka ) , Derrick, Ahsehale and Tabranda ( Erick) all of Youngstown Ohio. Latonia ( Terrance ), Lakesha ( Philippe), of Swaney and Mcdonough Georgia. Siblings Joan ( Solomon), Tonya (Ellise), Dorthy (Rev. Lewis), Dannette ( Jayson) All of Youngstown Ohio, Stephone Of Dtroit Michigan,Tony (Barbra ) Of Stockton, California Marilyn ( Herman ) Of Toledo Ohio Madison of Seattle Washington. 38 grandkids, 36 great grandkids, and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews.

Preceding him in death is his Son; Maurice, Parents; Mary, Joe, & Elinor Felder, Daniel Askew. Siblings Joe, Marlene, Shelia, Ronald, Grandson Teandre, and a special niece Dereisha Brown

Funeral service will be Monday October 25, 2021 at 1 pm at F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, where friends may call from 12 noon to 1 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

511 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502


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Celebration of Life

Monday, October 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home

Youngstown, OH

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