James S. Eder


Mr. James S. Eder, 69, husband of Suzanne Donovan Eder and a resident of Willis Wharf, passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at Sentara Independence Hospital in Virginia Beach. A native of Machipongo and Cheriton, he was the son of the late Edward Earl Eder Sr. and the late Nellie Brown Eder. He was raised by Adelaide and Hilton Watson. He worked for Waste Management and Davis Disposal and also did carpentry. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was very active in the church, would help anyone who needed it, and was a kind and loving man.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Melissa Jones, and her husband, Bobby, of Accomac; two stepdaughters, Leslie Robbins, of Capeville, and Rachel Betterton and her husband, Matt, of Lynchburg, Va.; three stepsons, Tony Costin, Wayne Costin, and Ted Lane, all of Willis Wharf; a sister, Debbie Marshall, and her husband, Robert, of Machipongo; seven grandchildren, Dominic, Harper, Paxton, Killian, Cheyenne, Trinity, and Layne; and four step-grandchildren, Amber, Andy, Bella, and Emma. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandy Eder; and three brothers, Eugene “Frankie” Eder, Robert “Bobby” Eder Sr., and Edward “Eddie” Eder Jr.

A graveside service with military honors will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Capeville Masonic Cemetery, with President Cleveland officiating. Flowers will be accepted.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com<

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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