Robert Lee Edwards, age 69, of rural Kendallville, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Bob was born in McCray Hospital in Kendallville, Indiana on January 29, 1953 to the late Robert Harry Edwards and Elmo Lucille (Housholder) Edwards. His stepmother was Vivian (Marshall) Edwards who also preceded him in death in 2022. Bob graduated from East Noble High School in 1971. He married Carolyn Strange on his birthday, January 29, 1984 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Bob started out working at Flint & Walling for many years. Later, he was employed with Crossroads RV in Topeka for about 10 years. He retired from Crossroads in 2016 and started working with his son in his business, Alpha Heating & Cooling. Bob was a hard worker and he always put other’s needs first. He had a servant’s heart. He was a member of Destiny Family of Faith and served with the ramp ministry. He also was a dedicated member of the Kendallville and Avilla Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years. Bob loved God, his family and his grandchildren. He never missed one of his grandkid’s ball games. Bob loved nature, being outside in the woods, kayaking and hiking. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Wife, Carolyn Edwards of Kendallville.
Daughter, Tracie and Adam Fero of St. Augustine, Florida.
Son, J.R. and Melissa Gibson of Avilla.
Daughter, Kristie and Bobby Bryan of LaOtto.
Daughter, Malissa and Jason Speicher of Rome City.
9 grandchildren including Mackenzie Bryan of LaOtto and her fiancé, Josh Owens and his son, Sawyer; Maddie and Chris Fort of Birmingham, Alabama; Aubree Speicher and Ally Speicher of Rome City; Nora Fero, Clair Fero and Max Fero of St. Augustine, Florida; and Sam Gibson and Sydney Gibson of Avilla.
Sister, Elizabeth Edwards of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Peggy and Randy Musolff of Sturgis, Michigan.
Sister, Paula and Shaun Clarke of Oscoda, Michigan.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 25, 2022 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Destiny Family of Faith in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Destiny Family of Faith with Pastor Mike Albaugh officiating the service.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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