James Irvin Woodrum, 84 years of age, and a resident of Camden Township, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, following a full and meaningful life.
He was born April 21, 1938, in Bidwell, Ohio. James had lived most of his life in Camden Township, graduating from Firelands High School with the class of 1956.
In 1961, James bought his first track of land in Camden Twp. in 1961, founding the Woodrum Farm. James expressed a passion for farming as a young boy, purchasing his first tractor at the age of thirteen. He loved being outdoors, working with the animals on the farm, and going to livestock sales. He enjoyed watching the purple martins on his property in the birdhouses he had made in his spare time. James had a servant's heart, he served as a trustee for Camden Township for many years, was on the board at Allen Hospital in Oberlin, and was a volunteer fireman for Camden Township. James loved tending to his garden, raising sweet corn for his family. His greatest joy in life was being a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Marian Woodrum (nee: Laundon); his children, James D. (Margie) Woodrum of Camden Township, Richard Alan (Melanie) Woodrum; his grandchildren, Adam (Amanda) Woodrum, Chad (Rachel) Woodrum, Jill (Brett) Davis, Megan (Tyler) Kelling and Dustin Woodrum; ten great grandchildren, his siblings Paul (Betty) Woodrum, Dorothy Clark and Jane Yakunovich.
He was preceded in death by his stillborn daughter; his grandson Ryan Woodrum, his parents, Irvin and Elizabeth Woodrum (nee: Rutan); his sisters, Leah Lively, Sue Swinehart, and brothers, Wendell, and Charles.
Friends may call Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 5-9 at Camden Baptist Church, 17901 State Route 511, Wellington. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. at Camden Baptist Church. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com . The Rev. Larry Nocella, pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place at Camden Township Cemetery.
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