Ed Montgomery

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TUSCALOOSA - Ed Montgomery, born September 10, 1922, in Brownville, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Forest Lake United Methodist Church with visitation prior to the service beginning at 1:30 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bobo Montgomery; his parents, Richard Curtis Montgomery and Lula Driver Montgomery; his daughter, Jeannie Montgomery Hayes; his son, Thomas Edward Montgomery; and his brothers, Liston Montgomery, Cecil Montgomery and Raymond Montgomery.
Mr. Montgomery is survived by his son, Richard, and his wife, Cindy, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; five grandchildren, Thomas Edward Montgomery II (Eleanor) of Mountain Brook, Alabama, Keith Eugene Hayes (Bridget) of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Matthew William Montgomery of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Richard Neal Montgomery, Jr. (Carol) of Homewood, Alabama and Caroline Connor Montgomery of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and five great-grandchildren, Dorian Jean Hayes, Eleanor Fontaine Montgomery, Frances Elizabeth Montgomery, Katie Grace Montgomery and Sara Helen Montgomery.
Ed grew up in Brownville, Alabama where he met Ruth Bobo, his future wife of 72 years. They began their marriage in Mobile, Alabama; then Ed served his country in the Navy Sea-Bees, while Ruth returned to Brownville. Following the war, Ed and Ruth moved to Tuscaloosa where they spent the rest of their days.
Mr. Montgomery founded Montgomery Woodworks in 1947 and later started Montgomery Land Company, a real estate company focusing on land development and sales.
Mr. Montgomery was a founding member of Forest Lake United Methodist Church and actively involved in the Tuscaloosa district, North Alabama Conference and Southeastern Jurisdiction of the church. Ed also served on the Board of the United Methodist Children's Home and the United Methodist Publishing House.
Ed was an active leader in community organizations including the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, the Salvation Army and the Civitan Club. His government work included time as a member of the Tuscaloosa City Council and on the City of Tuscaloosa Community Relations Advisory Board.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Sullivan, Rod Sullivan, Scott Sullivan, Phillip Burkhalter, Sammy Warbington, Ken Strickland, Gene Montgomery, Reverend James Elliott and Bill Elliott.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forest Lake United Methodist Church, Ed and Ruth Montgomery Memorial Fund, 1711 Fourth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, Hospice of West Alabama, or to the organization of one's choice.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on July 13, 2018
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