Robert J. “Bobby” Edenfield, Jr., 73, of Metter passed away on Saturday morning, December 5, 2020 at his residence under the care of Regency Southern Care Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Bobby was born on April 8, 1947 to Mr. Robert J. Edenfield, Sr. and Mrs. Pauline Moore Edenfield in Emanuel County and lived in this area all his life. He attended Metter Schools and transferred to ECI in 11th grade. He served in the National Guard from March 10, 1967 to July 8, 1967 and later retired from Grinnell Corporation in Statesboro after many years of loyal service. He was a member of Scarboro Baptist Church and a founding member of Ollifftown Hunting Club. He loved collecting arrowheads and had quite the collection. He was a certified electrician and plumber; he was known by his family as a jack of all trades. He believed in putting things back where they belong, and you didn’t move his tools from their home spot. He was a loving caring brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Robert J. Edenfield, III.
He is survived by: Wife of 55 years, Joyce Faye Nesmith Edenfield of Metter; children, Belinda Hope Braswell (Tim) of Metter, Michelle Edenfield (Shannon) of Metter; brother, Jerry Edenfield (Cindy) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Michael Braswell (Audra), Megan Smith (Justin), Emilee Miles (Christian), Aaron LaPoint, Zachary Edenfield, Alyson Edenfield; K-9 Companion: Jack ; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Phil Wilson officiating and Rev. Justin Smith assisting. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Edenfield will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Edenfield, Carlos Aviles, Jim Donaldson, Michael Coursey, E.C. (Pee-Wee) Carter, Marshall Hall and Michael Hall.
Honorary pallbearers: Vince Dennison, Danny Cartee, Richard Jones, Dr. J. Dorsey Smith, David Gonzalez, members of Ollifftown Hunting Club and Burke County Arrowhead Hunters.
Remembrances may be made to Regency Southern Care Hospice, 325 South Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Home of Metter is in charge of arrangements.