NEEDUM Edward M. Needum, Sr., age 86, born June 7, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, peacefully departed this life Friday, September 28, 2012.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Edward affiliated with Local #423 in 1966 and was last employed by Borean Cement Contractors.
Preceded in death by parents Samuel and Maggie Needum, daughter Arsonia Needum, sons Fredrick Needum and Michael Gwinn, and a host of siblings and grandchildren.
Survived by devoted wife of 64 years, Nellie Mae Needum; daughters, Rozina (Michael) Burden, Obetta Needum, Dorothy White, Edlina (Mark) Wiley, Ruby (Eddie) Bramlett, Cheryl Davis, Margaret Needum, and Moseneice (Dwight) Thomas; sons, Edward (Gerrie) M. Needum, Jr. and Edward (Cynthia) Gwinn; 26 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren, and a host of other relatives including the Cason Family, and family members in Baltimore, MD.
Celebration of Life 10 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street, Columbus, Ohio where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
To read the extended obituary and sign Edward's online memory book, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on October 3, 2012.