Willie C. Eddins, Jr., age 74 of Van Wert died at Van Wert Health Saturday August 14, 2021 at 2:15 PM. He was born September 12, 1946 in Starkville, Mississippi the son of the late Willie C. and Clara (Boyd) Eddins, Sr. On August 1, 1970 he married Patricia Evans who survives him in Van Wert.
He is also survived by his son Damon (Shanette) Eddins of Van Wert; Siblings Herman Eddins, Gaines (Dina) Moran, Curtis Eddins all of Van Wert, Evette Williams and Yvonne Moran both of Starkville, Mississippi, Nazola Bayless of Columbus, Ohio, and Doris (Ted) Kelly of Van Wert; Grandchildren DeShaum Eddins, Sharayah Eddins, and Kaleb Groover all of Van Wert.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Shanesa Eddins and siblings David Eddins, Dessie James, and Deliteus Moran.
Willie had been employed by ODOT in the clerical department and was also a former employee of the Van Wert Chrysler Amplex plant and the Lima Tank Plant. He was a 32nd. Degree Mason in a Fort Wayne Masonic Lodge, Past Commander of Van Wert American Legion Post 178, member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803 Van Wert, and Van Wert Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1320. He had proudly served his country in the US Army and then as a member of the Ohio National Guard.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, August 20, 2021 at Brickner Funeral Home with Rev. Victor Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery with military rites rendered by the combined Honors Unit of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home Thursday, August 19, from 1 - 7 and on Friday 1 hour prior to services.
Preferred Memorials are to the Salvation Army.
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