NILES - Edgar Lee Lykins Jr., 85, passed away at 6:32 p.m. on Friday November 26, 2021 at the Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
Edgar Lee was born in Warren, Ohio on May 14, 1936 the son of Edgar Lee Sr. and Stella Mae (Johnson) Lykins. He was a 1954 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and attended Youngstown University. Ed retired 1998 as the Supervisor of the Maintenance Department at General Electric Company - Mahoning Glass Plant in Niles after working over 40 years. He was a Past Master Counselor of DeMolay International, a 32nd degree mason of the Niles Masonic Lodge 794 and the Mahoning Lodge 394 F. & A.M. and a member of the Niles First Christian Church.
Ed was active with the Niles McKinley High School Baseball program. He contributed and supported the student athletes, the facilities and the Booster Club. He also enjoyed playing baseball, golfing and bowling. Throughout his life, he cherished spending time at his children's and grandchildren's sporting events and school activities. He was extremely proud and loved to watch and cheer them on to success. Ed was a generous person in a "quiet way" especially with his family.
Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years Zoa L. (Jones) Lykins whom he married on March 1, 1958; two daughters, Zoa Ann (Richard) Shiley of Mineral Ridge, Jo Dee (Steve) Stanovcak of Liberty; ten grandchildren, Dustin Shiley, Taylor Z. (Edwin) Clarke IV, Lea Stanovcak, Abby Stanovcak, Christopher L. Lykins, Austin Lykins, Brennon Lykins, Dalton Lykins, Jacob Gascon, Tiana Allen; two great grandchildren Edwin "Quin" Clarke V and Grayson Clarke.
He was preceded in death by his son SSGT Daniel Edgar Lykins, his brother Donald Lykins, his sister, Virginia Holbrook and his parents.
Calling Hours will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles. The funeral service will follow at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Christopher Stark will officiate. Burial will be at Niles City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Niles McKinley High School Boys Baseball Boosters, Niles VFW, The Wounded Warriors or a charity of choice in memory of Edgar Lee Lykins.