Jedd William Wharton

Jedd William Wharton, 63, of Batavia, died at 1:53 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

The body has been cremated. Celebration of life will be held at a later date. Reece Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Wharton was born Jan. 6, 1955, in Long Beach, Calif., the son of William and Charlene Atherton Wharton.

He attended Cardinal High School. He worked as a heavy-equipment operator for Douds Stone and was an over-the-road truck driver for Dickey Transport.

His pastimes included riding his motorcycle with friends and spending time with his dog.

Survivors include Deb and her children, Dustin (Faith) Reyes, Lisa Hayes and Jack (Marla) Hayes; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his son?s mother, Jean Christy; three sisters, Marjorie (Dwight) Westercamp of Batavia, Marie (Harry) Clark of Fairfield, and Judy Foreman of Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents: son Travis William Wharton; and sister JoAnn Wharton.


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