J. Edward Cherryholmes, 81, of Denton, TX, was born July 25, 1931 in Columbus, OH.He died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4 Seasons Hospice.He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and to many, a thoughtful and caring pastor and friend.He was a 1950 graduate of South High School in Columbus, and graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH and United Seminary in Dayton, OH.He was a retired United Methodist minister, who for over 43 years, served churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas.His column, “Perspectives”, has appeared in various newspapers.Ed was also the author of “Eyewitness to History”, a book about the Kennedy Assassination.He was an accomplished vocalist, and was active in drama, having appeared as Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman”.He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially Ohio State Football.
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ruth (Beattie) Cherryholmes, daughter Lee Ann Cherryholmes, and sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Sid Smart, he is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, the Reverend Eleanor Cozad Cherryholmes; son Charles Cherryholmes and wife Susan of Lincoln City, OR; step-son David Underwood and wife Claudia of LaPorte, IN; step-daughter Annette Underwood of Conifer, CO; grandchildren Bradley Nichols, Breanna Shrode, Charles Cherryholmes, Mallory Cherryholmes, Amber Underwood, and Brandon Kaiser; 3 great grandchildren; nieces Becky Bechtel and husband Larry, Brenda Tyler, and Beverly Groth; 4 great nieces; 3 great nephews; and 1 great-great niece.
A Memorial Service to worship God and to remember Ed will be held at 3 PM Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive in Argyle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Patricia and Sid Smart Scholarship Fund, West High School alumni Club, % Bob Roach, P.O. Box 285056, Columbus, OH 43228.