Age 75, of Holt, died March 8, 2012, peacefully and surrounded by his family.   Born January 10, 1937, in Lansing, Michigan.   In the 1950’s Ed served his country in the U.S. Navy.   In 1991 he retired from Lansing General Motors Oldsmobile Division after 30 years.  One of Ed’s proudest accomplishments besides his family was his high school graduation four years after his retirement from Oldsmobile.

Surviving are:  His wife of 48 years, Linda Sue; sons, David and Brian Roe of Holt, MI and one daughter, Nissa Holliday of Holt, MI; four grandchildren, Victoria and Brandon Roe of Lansing, Vanessa and Dominic Holliday of Holt; three sisters-in-law, Connie Hamlin of Ann Arbor, Judy (Reid) Hartsuff of Gregory and Evelyn (Hamlin) Daniels of Gregory; four brothers-in-law, Jack (Charlotte) Hamlin of Jackson, Kevin Hamlin of Stockbridge, Robert (Susan) Hamlin of Aiken, SC, and K. Lynn (Vickie) Osborne of Mesa, AZ.   Ed is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Roe, Sr. and Marjorie; his mother-in-law, Opal Hamlin Myer; sister-in-law, Karen Hamlin Osborne; and brother-in-law, Tom Hamlin.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in memory of Edward Roe.

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3 Messages to “Edward William Roe, Jr.”

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    Krista Bishop Says:

    Uncle Ed,

    Missing you is going to be hard. Traci is right, you were Santa supreme!

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    Nissa Nicole (Roe) Holliday Says:

    Dear Dad,

    You are the Epiphany of what a Man should want to be. You are the only Man that never broke my heart. I only hope and pray that I will raise my son to be just like you. I love you soooo much. You always managed to make our family happy even if it meant your sacrifice for yourself…and I thank you for that. I thank you for loving my brothers and I. I thank you for teaching us the morals and values we hold. I thank you for being a great husband to our mom. I thank you for being the VERY BEST Dad ANYONE could have. Most of all I thank you for entering my life and becoming my Dad…My Father. I love you always and forever.

    Love, Nissa Nicole

    My Dad also was a member of Local 652 and was even appointed Sergeant of Arm once. I am not sure what year/s.

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    Traci Says:

    Uncle Ed,

    You will be greatly missed! you were the best Santa ever!

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