“Bob” (Uncle Stan) Eden, born Sept. 11, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas, entered into Heaven Feb. 28, 2020 at age 79. He attended both Argentine schools and Turner H.S. then joined the U.S. Navy serving on two aircraft carriers in two tours of the pacific. After his service, Bob returned to Kansas City, working for Elko Photo, Western Electric and Davis Van Lines. He moved to Liberal Kansas where he owned and operated Eden Van Lines for many years. After selling the van lines, his next adventure was moving to Houston, Texas in 1981, then retired 2006 after 25 years with U-Haul Corporate. In each city, Bob was a member of Lions Club International, receiving “Lion of the Year” two years straight in ’87 and ’88, and lastly served as president of the Houston Cypress Creek Lions Club ’92-’93. Bob was 12th of 13 children and the youngest boy. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Blanche “Gravette” Eden, his last remaining sibling is his sister Ruth (Eden) Osborn, 91, of Fort Worth, Texas.
Surviving to continue his prayer legacy is his wife of 38 years, Patricia (Martin) Eden of Mount Olive, North Carolina, his step-son Richard Adam Basden and partner Lacy Kayleigh Morris of Dallas, Texas, step-son William Brian Basden and his wife Dr. Deborah (Jeter) Basden of Raleigh, North Carolina, and son Christopher Robert Eden and partner Judith Hall of The Woodlands, Texas. Bob is blessed with eight grandchildren: Jacob David Basden, Joshua Jeter Basden, and Jackson Curtis Basden of Raliegh, North Carolina, Wilson Alan Basden, Alessia June Basden, Bodhi Jude Basden, and step-granddaughter Kadence Olivia-Shae Martin of Dallas, Texas, Wesley Ryger Eden of The Woodlands, Texas, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at noon Saturday, March 21 at Tyndall Funeral Home, 1005 N. Church St., Mount Olive, NC. Burial will follow in the older section of Maplewood Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Beams Bible Ministry (www.beamsbibles.com), Ronald McDonald House, or University of Mount Olive Library.
Bob will be missed beyond measure by his family, church family, and many friends in the world.