Robert William Eden

October 12, 1952 - September 10, 2021

Robert “Bob” William Eden left this earthly plane to be with his Lord on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was 68 years old.

Bob was born on October 12, 1952 in Valdosta, GA, the third son of John “Fred” Frederick Eden III and Julia Merle “Dixie” (Stewart) Eden. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Journalism. Bob dedicated his life to making the world a better place, writing countless grants to support non-profit organizations and fighting for those without a voice, especially the homeless and children with disabilities. His most recent project was Artful Gardens Autistic and Special Needs Learning Farm in Ft. Myers, FL.

When he wasn’t working, Bob could be found in his home church, Zechariah 4 Ministries in Fort Myers, FL, always willing to share his time, energy and skills with anyone who could use a helping hand. Bob never met a stranger and was full of incredible joy and an unmatched zest for life. He gave the very best hugs, was an enthusiastic and often hilarious storyteller, and never missed an opportunity to throw a Frisbee. He loved his family and he loved Jesus.

He is survived by two sons, Ramsey H. Eden and Preston S. Eden; brothers, John F. Eden IV, Stewart R. Eden, and Eugene “Gene” D. Eden; sister, Linda Merle Eden Sparks; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Fred and his mother, Dixie.

The family is planning a memorial service in Claxton, GA. Details to be announced.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert “Bob” William Eden are suggested to Enlightened Education Co-op, 558 Charwood Ave S, Lehigh Acres, FL 33974.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Debby McKenzie Sep 17, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Fond memories of Bob with our graduation class of 1970. Prayers for the family. God Speed Bob….

  2. JD Hebner Sep 17, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Bobby was a wonderful friend to me and I will always cherish the time we spent together working or playing. He never missed a chance to spend quality time with his family and friends. His smile and voice will always abide in my “happy place “. JD

  3. Laraine Mizell Sep 17, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    I loved me some Bob! He was such a good guy!!!!

  4. Lynn Lewis Sep 17, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Snap and Lynn are heartbroken at the loss of Bob. He was a special friend to us both. Bob had one of the most charismatic personalities of anyone we’ve ever known. He will always be remembered for his friendship and kindness.

  5. Anna Harwell Watson Sep 17, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve known Bob it seems, all my life. Our families were extremely close, so we spent a lot time together as families. Bob was truly always upbeat and happy and cared deeply about the people he knew. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Will Bronson Sep 17, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    I shared a roof with Bob most of his last two years. We drove to Chicago together to meet my brother and family. We became very close as we worked together on Enlighten Education Co-op. I know he is still pulling for us on the other side. We had lots of laughs and nary a discouraging word. I miss you brother.

  7. Scott Nelson Sep 17, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I consider it such an honor to have met him and been his brother and Jesus his roommate and one of his many close friends. He was always delightful. And he sure loves Jesus!

  8. Lew Jarrell Sep 17, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Bob’s family just wanted you to know that Bob was a great friend to so many of us in Central Georgia. His love for the Lord was always demonstrated by his life. Lew and Shirley Jarrell. Warner Robins Ga

  9. Lynne Butler Bayens Sep 17, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Bob and his family were an important part of my life growing up in Claxton Georgia. I knew him well when we were young. He always was kind, fun, active and full of love. He loved his family and his many friends. He made this world better. Rest In Peace sweet friend. I will see you again.

  10. Lisa Robinson Sep 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Robert was a true gentleman, I had the pleasure of working with him and the Non profit, Enlighten Education. I know he is with his Jesus whom he loved more than anything, he was the most kind, gentleman, yet powerful for his love of the word. Until we meet again, I will be listening closely to hear your beautiful voice letting me know what is going on up in Heaven.

  11. Kris odili Sep 18, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Hello my brother Bob, what happened?Rest in peace.

  12. Josue Menezes Jr Sep 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    My super friend. He was the most amazing person I’d ever met, with a big and noble heart.
    We will see again with the Father.

  13. Mike Harris Sep 22, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I was lucky enough to know Bob and even luckier to listen to him tell stories around a fire. Travel well friend!

  14. CHRISTINE COSTELLO Sep 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Met him when he came up to visit Bill Stewart my brother in-law. He was a talker for sure. I worked with folks who were disabled all my life so I loved hearing about his most recent project. Thoroughly enjoyed him and his positive energy. My heart is with all of you and am so glad I had a chance to spend time with. He was a good soul💞

  15. Dean F. Girardeau Sep 26, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    The last time I saw Bob was at the airport here in Oslo. Like old friends we were still laughing and talking about life until he boarded. One of my best friends all time! I will miss him greatly. My most sincere condolences to all of his family.

  16. Martin Milton Nov 2, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I met Bob in the 9th grade in Claxton, GA. I was a start up basketball player and boy did I fall into the right group of brothers to learn the game. It seems like we spent every afternoon in the Eden driveway playing the game. When we moved away after the 10th grade, I owed him so much for what I learned from him about basketball but my regret is that I only had been able to see him one time in all these years

    I was talking with a friend of mine in Blairsville, GA and told him that I had lived in Claxton. he said his best friend in college was from Claxton, do you know Bob Eden? I almost fell our of my chair and replied, my best friend in Claxton was Bob Eden and he almost fell out of his chair.

    I will and always will treasure the memories of one of my best friends in life: Bob Eden.

    Please, someone let me know when the memorial service will be, I will be there.

  17. Ned Dominick Jan 4, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    Bob was and is a Jesus Lover. A fine man-Selected to be rector of a power tres Dias session. He will be missed

  18. Fran Williams Jan 13, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Bob was a good friend of my family. We really loved him. He was a barrel of laughs. He made trips to the lake house with us and helped my son learn how to ski. We’ll never forget him and miss him very much. Looking forward to seeing him in heaven in the sweet by and by.

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