Edward Ray Mahan
On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Edward Ray Mahan passed away at the age of 80. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle.
Eddie was born on December 5, 1939 to Robert and Juanita (Sargent) Mahan. On May 30, 1958, he married Elizabeth Bruner. They raised four sons, Danny, Eddie, Robert “Bobby”, and James “Jimbo”, and one daughter, Nancy “Kathy”. In January of 1967 he became a Union Ironworker,and was a member of Local 44 for 53 years.
Edward was known to many by “Slick”, “Pops”, “Crash”, “Papol”, “Papa Smurf”, just to name a few. He was a “Jack of all Trades” and a man of few words. Eddie was a member of New Hope Tabernacle in Walton, KY. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and shooting guns, but most of all FAMILY. He truly loved his wife Elizabeth “Betty” or as he would call her “My Baby”. He always looked forward to family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. He always sat at the head of the table and had his own turkey leg. He was the GLUE that held the family together.
Edward is preceded in death by his dad ( Robert Mahan) , mother (Juanita Sandfoss), step-dad ( Ed Sandfoss), son Robert “ Bobby “ , brothers ( Jimmy and Claude ) , sister ( Carol ), grandson ( Eugene “Junebug”) and great grandson ( Tyler). He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Betty”, three sons, Danny (Karen), Eddie (Jennifer), Jimbo (Linda), daughter Kathy (Junior), sister Sue, 15 grandkids and 20 great grandkids.
His final resting place will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, KY. A celebration of life will be set for a later date to be determined by Family.