Eddie Childress, bowler of first RBA 300 game, passes away
Edward M. Childress, 84, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016. He was preceded by his mother and father, Stella and Edward Childress; a sister, Nadine Mitchell; brothers, Clyde, Paul, William, and J. C. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Childress; a sister, Virginia Hunziker; sisters-in-law, Ellen Childress, Christen Stump, and Doris Price; brother-in-law, Shelbourn James; along with many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Childress was an avid bowler, bowling the first 300 game in Roanoke in 1964, and was voted in to the Bowling Hall of Fame in 2011 for his Outstanding Performance in the Sport of Bowling. He loved working at the Berglund Center, and he retired from the Singer Furniture Company. He served proudly in the United States Army and was a longtime member of the Oakland Baptist Church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Friendship Manor, the Salem Veterans Hospital, the hospice group and his baseball buddy, Charlie Givens for the great care provided during his illness.
Condolences maybe left for the family by visiting http://www.simpsonfuneral.com. Arrangements handled by Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 540-366-0707.