Wayne Robert McCamon

COLUMBIANA – Wayne Robert McCamon, 88, died at 3:14 a.m. Sunday at Salem Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 20, 1924, he was the son of Edgar and Daisa (Morris) McCamon.

Mr. McCamon spent his childhood at their Willowbrook Farm in Columbiana, working on the dairy farm to adulthood. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Italy then returned home and worked at Kaiser Refractory. Later he was the operator for the Columbiana Water Plant. He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Leila Mae Reesh, whom he married Dec. 8; a daughter, Laurie (Bill) Wilms of Columbiana; two sons, Alan (Dinah) McCamon of Columbiana and Kevin McCamon of Leetonia; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Private funeral services were held Tuesday at Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana with Pastor Sean Myers officiating. Burial followed in Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to JLC Preschool, 415 S. Main St., Columbiana, Ohio 44408, to be used for scholarships for needy students.

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