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James “Jim” Rivers, 86

James “Jim” Rivers, 86, passed away September 27, 2023, at Story Point Assisted Living in Medina.

Jim was born in Wadsworth, Ohio on June 16, 1937, at home on the Wadsworth Brick and Tile Company, the third of ten children born to C. James & Odessa Hazel (Richardson) Rivers, Sr. both deceased and three sisters born to C. James and Lily Sykes (deceased).

He is survived by sons, Socrates (Susan) Jacksonville, FL and John (Gavin Morrow) New York City; granddaughter, Jasmine Rivers (Lee Green) Savannah, GA; and great-grandchildren, Kailani and Ezra.

The family would like to thank the staff at Story Point Assisted Living.

In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to First Christian Church or Salvation Army of Wadsworth, 527 College St., Wadsworth, OH 44281.

Visitation and service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at First Christian Church of Wadsworth, 116 Boyer Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Visitation from 11am to 2pm with Service starting at 2pm.

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