Robert L. Edmonds, Sr. (Bob), left this world on March 25, 2021.
He was born July 31, 1935, in Bainbridge, GA.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Edmonds of 63 years and 3 sons, Robert, Jr. (wife, Brenda) of Reno, NV, Leslie (wife, Angela) & Christopher (wife, Bridget) of Charleston, SC; 2 sisters- Elouise Jones of Brevard, NC, Jane Black of Bainbridge, GA; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; & many nieces, nephews & cousins.
He served in the US Navy for 22 years. He retired as Senior Chief in 1974. He was a deep sea boatswain mate-diver & scuba-diver. He was involved in the 1st Man -N- Sea Project, the Nuclear Bomb Recovery in Spain and Recovery of the Ocean Eagle Ship that sank in San Juan Harbour plus numerous other airline disasters. He joined J.W. International Recycling Firm as a tech Rep/Engineer. He was able to travel the world numerous times & retired after almost 20 years. He loved his classic cars, his Harley and riding on his golf cart.
There will be a visitation at McAlister Smith Funeral Home, Bees Ferry Rd., on April 17, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. Please join us in the Celebration of his Life. His ashes will be scattered at Sea and on the Farm where he grew up.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.