Robert (Bob) A. Edwards, 79, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from acute myeloid leukemia.

He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in McMinneville to Willis and Norma Edwards. He was raised in Grand Ronde and graduated from Willamina High School in 1956.

He married Alva Bailey on Nov. 28, 1959. They moved to Coos Bay where he drove log truck for Coos Trucking until 1962. While living in Coos Bay they had two daughters, Rhonda Fitzpatrick and Teri Bliss.

In 1962, the family moved to Brookings where Bob started his own logging company. He logged for Agnew Timber Products for 20 years.

In 1981 they moved to Central Oregon and he logged for Warm Springs Reservation, LP, DAW, WKO and Fremont Lumber companies for 30 years.

He retired to Garibaldi where he continued to operate his trucking company until his illness in 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alva Edwards, his daughters, Rhonda (Bob) Fitzpatrick and Teri (Mark) Bliss, five grandchildren, Brandi (Eric) Storjohann, Dustin (Krista) Fitzpatrick, Misty (Matt) Lappi, Derek (Justi) Fitzpatrick and Matthew (Grace) Bliss, 11 great-grandchildren Ashlin, Ben, Luke, Cameron, Kenzie, Madden, Logan, Layton, Reese, Mason and Rhyan, and one brother Dennis Edwards. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

A celebration of life will be in Tillamook at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Tillamook Bay Community College at 4301 Third St., in Rooms 214 and 215.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s name to The American Cancer Society or Partners in Care Hospice in Bend, Oregon.

Submitted by Prineville Funeral Home

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