Edward “Ed” Childers, age 71 of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at his residence.
Ed was born on January 17, 1946 in Pickens County, GA to the late Omada Childers and Estelle Collis Childers. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, and was past Master of Coosawattee Lodge #306. He was a Veteran serving with the United States Army in Germany. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Margie Weaver; and brother, Leon Childers.
Ed is survived by his wife, Monika Childers of Calhoun; son, Terry Childers of Sugar Valley; one granddaughter, Amanda Childers; two grandsons, Ryan Childers and his wife Brittany, and Austin Childers all of Calhoun; three brothers, Lenard Childers and his wife Gladys of Jasper, Wayne Childers and his wife Nancy of Jasper, and Tim Childers and his wife Kym of Cumming, GA; six sisters, Wanda Wiggington of Jasper, Rachel Howard and her husband Mickey of Jasper, Flondell Thompson and her husband James of Jasper, Winnie Tanner and her husband Robert of Ranger, Joann Phillips and her husband Jerry of Calhoun, Patsy Webster and her husband Bill of Jasper; sister-in-law, Erika Childers of Jasper. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, May 22nd at 3 PM from Jerusalem Baptist Church with Reverend Nathan Smith and Reverend James Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with nephews serving as Pallbearers. Masonic Brethren will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 5 PM until 9 PM, and also on Sunday evening from 2 PM until 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. Ed will be taken to the church to lie in state on Monday from 2 PM until the funeral hour at 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions in memory of Ed be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by phone (800)805-5856.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edward “Ed” Childers of Calhoun.