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December 20, 1929 - July 24, 2020
Eddie Ray Bywater, the son of Benjamin and Armilda (O’Bannon) Bywater, was born on December 20, 1929 in Tarkio, Missouri. Eddie attended Tarkio schools, Tarkio.
On December 5, 1951, Eddie entered the United States Army and served his country two years in the Korean War.
On May 16, 1954, Eddie was united in marriage to Arlene Singleton in Tarkio. They became the parents of five children; Debbie, Michael, Phillip, Stuart, and Jon.
Eddie worked as a farm hand and later was employed by Eaton Corporation, Shenandoah, Iowa until retiring.
Eddie was a member of the Allen-Schiffern American Legion Post #199, Tarkio. Eddie passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at Community Hospital- Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri at the age of 90.
Besides his parents and wife, Arlene, Eddie was preceded in death by siblings, Lois, Mildred, Virginia, Duggy, and Presley; granddaughter, Misty Lybarger; great-grandson, Nicholas; son-in-law, Ron Gibbons. Survivors include children, Debbie Gibbons, Skiatook, Oklahoma, Michael Bywater, Tarkio, Phillip Bywater, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Stuart Bywater, Tarkio, and Jon (Amber) Bywater, Tarkio; grandchildren, Angie, Jake, Sarah, Justin, Shylo, Pam, Jeremy, Briacin, Cameron, and RayLeigh; great- grandchildren, Elizabeth, Delilah, Noah, Phoenix, Cadence, Mercedes, Haley, Emily, Lilith, Zane, Jayden, Darika, Paige, Jordon, Brandon, Noah, Brooklyn, Kyle, Alexis, Ariel, and Arlene; great-great grandchildren, Misty Dawn, Kaedin, Sophie, Nevada, Maddox, Braxton, Laetyn; siblings, Annie, Lester, and Ralph; numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Graveside Service and Inurnment: 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 29, 2020, Home Cemetery, Tarkio.
There is no visitation.
Memorials: Eddie Bywater Memorial Fund.
Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.