TELL CITY – Edward W. Montgomery, 91, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.
A native of Tell City, he was born Oct. 14, 1922, the son of the late Fred and Flora (McDaniel) Montgomery in Evansville. His mother preceded him in death shortly after childbirth.
He was united in marriage at the Evangelical United Church of Christ June 18, 1949, to Eva Franz, who survives. They were married for 64 years.
Ed served in the Navy in 1941 after graduating from Tell City High School. He became a pharmacist mate and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division. He proudly served in the Marines while stationed at Princeton University
and in the Pacific Theater during World War II
. Ed was a member of VFW
Post 2939, American Legion Post 213, Odd Fellows Lodge, and a volunteer with the Tell City Fire Department for many years. He was also past president of the Tell City Optimist Club and Evangelical United Church of Christ church council.
Ed was an avid follower of the Chicago Cubs and spent many hours listening, watching or attending Chicago Cubs baseball games. Ed retired from Fredrick's Sheet Metal in 1984. He never met a stranger, as he was very friendly, outgoing and involved in his community.
Surviving is his wife, Eva Montgomery of Tell City; his daughter, Jane (David) Threlkeld of Punta Gorda, Fla; two grandsons, Brad (Holly) Threlkeld of Lafayette and Jeff Threlkeld of Evansville; brothers, Warren Montgomery of South Lebanon, Ohio and Louis Lee Montgomery of Tell City; sisters, Lucille Thomas of Dothan, Ala. and Jean Rust, Ann Jones and Sue Montgomery, all of Tell City.
Proceeding him in death were his father, Fred, his stepmother, Oprha Montgomery and a sister, Bertha Raney.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, April 23, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. The Rev. J.T. Hills will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ or Gentiva Hospice.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.