Charles Edward “Eddie” Gideons, Jr.

June 19, 2020

Charles Edward “Eddie” Gideons, Jr. 56, of Atmore, AL passed away June 16, 2020. He was born on February 21, 1964 in Atmore, AL. Eddie worked for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Atmore from 1995 until 2004 when he then began what at that time was his dream job, working in the woods as a forestry technician along side his mentor, Big Hoop Matthews, until his death in 2006. In 2003, Eddie then began his life passion, flying. He was mentored by J.W. Wallace of Wallace Flying, Inc.

Eddie was an avid turkey and deer hunter and fisherman and cherished all his time with his extended outdoor family. And watched a many of sunrise’s with them. His dedication to outdoors inspired others to achieve the knowledge he obtained. Family, friends, farmers, hunters and pilots alike always wanted to be around him. He enjoyed life to the fullest.

He is preceded in death by his father Charles Edward Gideons, Sr. and maternal grandparents T. Onree and B. Marie Owens and paternal grandparents Shelby C. and Lydia Gideons.

He is survived by his wife Tammy Smith of Atmore, AL; mother Marilyn Owens Gideons-Davidson of Atmore, AL. His children Charles Edward “Bo” Gideons, III. of Waterford, TX; Levi Trest Gideons of Auburn, AL; Heath Smith of Milton, FL; Tanner Gideons of Atmore, AL; Holly (Ervin) St. Germain of Pensacola, FL and Ande Marie (Ricky) Smith of Spanish Fort, AL. Three siblings Bub Gideons of Atmore, AL; Ondrea Marie Gideons Williamson of Atmore, AL; Monica (Jeff) Gideons Sharp of Carrollton, GA. and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10 AM at McCullough Christian Center with family friends Hooper Matthews, Blaine Chastang and Bro. Wayne Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Oak Grove, FL.
Active pallbearers will be Mark Mack, Shawn Linam, Doug Kaiser, Steven Brantley, Jeff Parker, Mac McMillian, Joe Barber and Dan Symms.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Coker, Aubrey Peacock, Clyde Helton, Thomas Qualls, Ray Singleton, David Smith, Thomas Miller, Jimmy Crook and Billy Rolin.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 22, 2020 from 5 PM until 8 PM at McCullough Christian Center.

Due to the current health care crisis it is not required of you to wear a facial mask but is asked if you feel that it is necessary it will be acceptable for the safety of you and others.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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