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Obituary: Roy Joseph Edmondson, 79, of Manistee.
Obituary: Roy Joseph Edmondson, 79, of Manistee. On Saturday, December 7, 2019 Roy Joseph Edmondson passed away in Mission, Texas. Roy was born to the late Erford and Evelyn (Patterson) Edmondson on November 27, 1940. Roy was one of eight children. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the intelligence field. In 1963, he met Hilda Bjorkquist while bowling and they were married six months later on May 23, 1964. They raised their boys in a faith-filled and family-first home where adventures, respect, and love were held as priorities. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage before Hilda’s passing. Roy was a strong-willed man with a head for numbers who worked in sales and management at Manistee Welding until his retirement. After retirement, he continued to serve on the Manistee Welding Board of Directors. Roy enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing billiards, watching sports, and debating politics. Roy and Hilda spent their winters in Mission, Texas; Roy looked forward to the delicious food and outdoor activities that were available in the retirement community, Wintergreen Estates, during the winter season. In the other seasons, he enjoyed the lake life on Hackert Lake in Scottville. Roy’s eyes would light up when his grandchildren came…