Dear Family, re: Claudia and Jennifer. I am sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. I remember when Claudia and I used to play in the barns around the "ole" homestead and he would scare the heck out of us!! Also, he let me come by and saddle up "Old Betsy" and ride her everywhere. What wonderful memories! God Bless all of the family and God take Eddie home. Hugs and Love, Jodie (Joanne Smith)
I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I rode at Grey Oaks Farms, taking lessons with Ed and boarding horses there over many years. Though it had been a long time since I'd seen him, I thought of him often. Some of my fondest memories took place at his farm, and I learned so much from him about hard work and a love for horses. Unfortunately, I can't be there to give my condolences in person because I'm living in Kansas now. But I just wanted his family to know what a wonderful person he was to me, and that he will be truly missed. My thoughts are will you all at this difficult time.
I was lucky enough to have grown up, along with my best friend Tracey Prior (niece), around "Uncle Eddie". He allowed us to show some of the beautiful horses he had owned in his life. Some people sit back and let life go by wishing that they had "done things" but he was a go-getter, a life-by-the-horns kind of person. He was passionate and compassionate. He excelled at all his endeavors. As Town Supervisor he fought for his constituents and was an advocate for the elderly. He cared about our community, fighting to bring back our little Lake so that future generations could also enjoy it. It will be hard knowing I can't just call him. He will always be in my heart.
Claudia and family -
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate Ed's life. Jeff did a great deal for Ed over the last 10 years and I know that they became good friends.
I hope that he did not suffer and went to be with our Lord peacefully. I can imagine that he and Jeff will be having Ed's favorite - corn chowder - while watching over all of us.
I am sorry that I will miss the calling hours for Ed, however, I will be in Court on Tuesday and will not be able to make it back before they are over. However, I do know that the boys, who did a number of things for Ed with Jeff and after Jeff passed away, will stop in on Tuesday after school. I am pretty certain that you will recognize them, however, you will not believe how grown up they all are.
Again, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences to you all.