FREDERICKTOWN — James Franklin Ellcessor, 76, of Fredericktown, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, after a battle with cancer.
He was born in 1936 in Springfield, Ohio, to the late John A. and Sylvia (Mahone) Ellcessor. James was an Army veteran touring in Germany in the 1950s. He retired from Celina Insurance Group after many years of service. He loved fishing and sports, especially the Buckeyes; and had been a volunteer fireman in Croton, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brother, Phil Ellcessor; and granddaughter, Emily.
He is survived by his children, Jim Ellcessor of Westerville and Diane (Jeff) Stewart of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Amanda and Michael; great-grandchild, Aria; sister, Rita K. Ellcessor of Fredericktown; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Arthur James Research Hospital, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221.
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