Edward "Eddie" Bear

1996 - 2019

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Edward "Eddie" Bear, 22, of Hoytville, passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in McComb from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born on August 13, 1996, in Bowling Green to Edward, Jr. and Karie (Wildman) Bear and they survive in Hoytville. Eddie is also survived by his sisters: Jestine Bear of Bloomdale, Abigail (Aaron) Perales of Fostoria, and Lindsey Scholidon of Fostoria; his maternal grandfather, John (Susan) Wildman of Fostoria; his maternal grandmother, Faye Wildman of Fostoria; his paternal grandmother, Pat Bear of North Baltimore; and his niece, Jocelyn Kleopfer. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Bear, Sr. Eddie was a Truck Driver for Josh Barnhisel Trucking in Hoytville. He will be remembered for his positive influence on others and his ability to make everyone laugh. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with his grandfather Pastor John Wildman officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm, Monday March 18 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Monday, March 18th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, March 19th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

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Condolences For Edward "Eddie" Bear

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To : Ed Karie and the entire Bear Family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Mike Betts
Words cannot even express my sincere sympathy from your loss of Eddie. He was a good young man that I always enjoyed seeing him come into the archery shop. He will be so greatly missed by many. I'm always here for you if you ever need to talk.You and your family is in our thought and prayers, Mike Betts




To : Bear Family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Allen Jordan Tammy Garman
We are so sorry for your loss. Little Eddie is flying over head with Angel wings. May he rest in peace & God Bless his Soul. God Bless the family in this time in need. Prayers & thoughts will be with you through out. With all Our Luv



To : Bear family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Hannah Davidson
I am so sorry for your loss and sending prayers to your family. Ed was like another brother to me. He brought light to any room he walked into. His laugh was the best thing on this earth. heโ€™s watching over us now and waiting until we meet again. I will forever cherish the memories I had with him.



To : The Bear Family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Tara Flores
I truly am so extremely sorry for everything you guys are going through right now, my heart aches so bad for you all, may you find the peace you deserve. Little Eddie made such a positive impact on my life and for that I'm forever grateful and a soul like his could never be forgotten... I will miss him so so much. Eddie Bear I'll love you forever, I promise. Anything you guys need, name it, dont hesitate to reach out. Prayers are with you all!



To : Eddie Bear family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Helen Craig Heckathorn
Eddie & Family: My heart is broken for all of you. Our thoughts & prayers to everyone who loved your beautiful son.



To : The Bear family
Date :Friday, March 15th 2019
From : Deb Bowe
Dear family!
My sincerest sympathy to you all !
Many years have past since I have seen any of you however I remember a little guy enjoying life with a smile and a giggle. May the Lord fill your hearts with peace as you continue on and may you see him in heaven where we will be united again!!!
Love and hugs
Ms. Deb๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•



To : Ed Karie Jestine Abby and family
Date :Thursday, March 14th 2019
From : Pastor and Cheryl
We send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Word cannot express how much our hearts hurt for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We send our love.



To : Eddie Bear family
Date :Friday, March 15th 2019
From : David garner jr
Im so sorry for your loss.i had my church on wenesday night.put you family on the prayer list.prayers for your whole family.in this time of grief.sincerly david garner jr.



To : Eddie and Kari Bear and family
Date :Friday, March 15th 2019
From : Larry and the bluffton Stone Family
So sorry for your loss.We are praying for you and your family.Words can't express our deepest sympathy.Love from your pals at work.



To : Family
Date :Saturday, March 16th 2019
From : D Harris
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.



To : Ed and Karie and family
Date :Sunday, March 17th 2019
From : Kevin and Angie Jewell
Karie and Ed
I am so sorry for your loss you all have been in my prayers and lil Bear will be missed and the smile he always had on his face



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