Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Robert Edwin “Bob” Eidson, 90, was called to his heavenly reward Monday, Jan. 24, 2020. Bob was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Birmingham, Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ima Eidson.
He graduated from Fairview High School in Cullman, Alabama, and Auburn University, where he played basketball and football.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 22 years. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retirement, he worked as a real estate owner and broker with his company, First Realty of Tidewater in Virginia Beach, for 15 years. He was a member of the Bayside Lions Club for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Anna Eidson; three sons and a daughter, Paul Eidson and his partner, Mary Jo, of Hampton Roads, Sylvia Eidson of San Diego, Mark, and his wife, Teresa, of Richmond and John, and his wife, Jennifer, of Virginia Beach; three brothers, Wayne, and his wife, Mary Nell, from Dotha, Alabama, Byron, and his wife, Betty Sue, of Cleveland, Tennessee, Allen, and his wife, Tammy, of Huntsville, Alabama; three aunts, several cousins, nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Hope Eidson, Kanen Lawson of Orlando, Florida, Jaime (Eidson) Spitler, and her husband, Matt, and Matthew Eidson, and his partner, Simona; along with great-grandchild, Lucy, of Richmond.
Bob’s hobbies were cutting the grass on his riding lawn mower, growing vegetables in his garden and freshwater fishing with his son, John, every Sunday, when weather permitted.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Interment will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Quantico National Cemetery.
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