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Ed Hildreth

September 15, 1938 — December 11, 2021


Ed Hildreth 83 of Lancaster, Ohio Passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center.

He was a member of the West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Lancaster Ohio where he was very active in the Kingdom Hall and had served as an elder. He spent his career as an entrepreneur.  Ed owned Maytag appliance stores, an appliance service company, a parts distribution company, and was a commercial laundry distributor. He even owned Custom Movers, a few laundromats, and he dabbled in being a landlord over the years. He enjoyed vintage cars and loved collecting memorabilia. He also loved going to Buckeye Lake and boating along with water skiing. Buckeye Lake is where he met his wife Carolyn.

Ed loved his family and he spent his entire life showing them his love.  He enjoyed his grandchildren and watching them grow up.

Ed is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carolyn; sons, Jeff (Shelley) Hildreth, Todd (Melanie) Hildreth all of Lancaster, Ohio and Paul (Karen) Kennison of Danville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Rhett (Nicole) Hildreth, Mallory (Chase) Stiverson and Layne Hildreth; two great grandchildren, Graham and Baker; brother, Lew (Joy) Hildreth of Hebron, Ohio, sister, Marian Thomas of Dublin, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Sr. and Bertha Hildreth, Brother Richard Hildreth, Jr. and a sister, Anna Payne.

Caring Cremation® is being handled by the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, LANCASTER, OHIO.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom with Speaker David Boice. Meeting ID: 869 0414 8979 Passcode: 018909
Memorial gifts may be given to the West Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Lancaster Ohio, 1602 Cedar Hill Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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