James William Wedsted, age 70, of Medford, Ore., passed Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his home. He was born June 3, 1942 in Malvern, Ark. to William and Nellie (Sloan) Wedsted. In 1971 he married Mary E. (Goodson) Wedsted, who survives.

Jim and Mary came to Medford from Malvern in 1976. He worked at Grover Electric & Plumbing for 15 years before retiring. He enjoyed trips to the Oregon coast. He served honorably in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Debra Waldron of Malvern, Ark. and Rebecca L. Wilkerson of Medford, Ore.; two sons, Richard W. (Arlene) Wedsted of Medford, Ore. and James R. Wedsted of Benton, Ark.; two brothers, Kenneth R. (Donna) Wedsted of Hot Springs, Ark. and Michael D. Wedsted of Beaumont, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Hillcrest Memorial Chapel, 2201 N Phoenix Rd., Medford, Ore. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. www.hillcrestmortuary.com