James A. Keagy, age 72 of Canton, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born on August 24, 1940 in Canton, Ohio to the late Jacob and Elsie Keagy. Jim worked at Livingston's Furniture for 30 years and retired from Mahoney Sash and Door in 2001. He enjoyed spending time with his family, auto racing, walking and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years who passed away on May 21, 2012, Wanda M. Keagy; brothers, Harry and Jerry Keagy; sisters-in-law, Nancy Keagy and Linda Greenwald and brother-in-law, Ed Rose; he is survived by his children, Jodie Stumpp (Kurt), Gregory Keagy (Sandra Grim), Jeffery Keagy, Douglas Keagy (Martha Lesar and her son, Adam); sisters, Lida Rose and Judy (Ronald) Gore; brother-in-law, Richard (Linda) West; several nieces and nephews and special friends, Emily Leno and Nicholas Harrison.
Funeral services will be Friday 1:00 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Rev. Gary A. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laurels of Massillon Activities Dept. 2000 Sherman Circle NE Massillon, OH 44646. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com