Johnny Edenfield, 72, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Metter, son of the late J.R. and Hazel Smith Edenfield.
Johnny was reared in Metter where he attended local schools and later attended college in Americus. He was drafted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He moved to Savannah in 1965 and began his working career with various companies to include, National Cash Register (NCR), Critz Buick, Bass Pro Shop Marine Division and as a Mortgage Loan Officer. He was of the Christian faith, member of Forest City Gun Club and an avid fisherman.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Suzanne M. Denhard Edenfield of Savannah; two daughters; three brothers, Stanley Edenfield (Joanne) of Richmond Hill; William Edenfield of Metter; Richard Edenfield (Stacy) of Metter; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a great niece.
Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
The graveside service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery.
Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dr. Suzanne Edenfield Scholarship Fund at Savannah Technical College, C/O Gail Eubanks, 5717 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA 31405.
Suzanne and family, Ron and I are so extremely sorry for your loss. Johnny was one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers and with you during this difficult time.
- Dori Stancil, Wallingford , Connecticut
I first met Johnny in 1973 when we both worked for NCR. We became great friends, and enjoyed many great fishing trips over the next forty plus years. He will be greatly missed by all.
- Ben Tomblin, TALLAHASSEE, Florida
May God comfort you during these times and provide the comfort that my words cannot bring. I will always remember how he saved the neighborhood from all the snakes, and fishing into a bucket in the front yard. The time we all escaped the hurricane together and the year we all went camping in the cabin by the beach. And most recently letting the kids run through the sprinklers in your front yard. So many of my childhood memories happened in your home and I am for ever grateful to you both for the kindness you showed to me as a child. There wasn’t anyone else like him on our street and he will be missed by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Johnny was a long time friend.
- James & Jean Crooms, Metter, Ga.
It is with my deepest regrets that the NCR family has lost one our true friends and colleagues. We all will miss Johnny uplifting attitude. He taught me how to fish with artificial worms and that was something he wished he had never turned me on too. I would out fish him every time we went. What a lover of people. He would shed joy on everyone he met. Prayers to his family . He will be truly missed. Your friend forever. Love you, Mitzi
- Mitzi Lutz Moore, Richmond Hill, GA
The childhood memories will go on and on. We were close from birth to High School graduation. Army Strong. Another chapter begins. I salute you my brother.
- John David Miles, Metter/Statesboro, GA
My prayers and deepest sympathy to you all.
- Dell G Smith, Midway, GA
I am so sorry for your loss, Suzanne. My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family. Sincerely Fran Ralls
- Fran Ralls, Richmond Hill, Ga
Suzanne, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy
- James A Streater, Savannah, GA
Suzanne and family, I was shocked to hear of Johnny's passing. We worked together at NCR and Johnny was always someone you count on to deliver. May God bless his family.
- George Lee Hair, Duluth, GA
Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed the years that I worked with Johnny. Many good memories. Take care and send my prayers and love.
- Jan Hooks, Swainsboro, Georgia
So sorry to learn of Johnny's death. Prayers for your family.
- Cleve Wilson, St Simons Island, Georg
Our family sends our thoughts and prayers to you, Suzanne and family, with Johnny's passing. I wish that we had spent more time visiting family in Savannah and had gone fishing with him. Peace to Johnny and his loved ones.
- Carolynne Muehsam Ayoub, El Paso, TX
Suzanne we are so very saddened by the loss of Johnny he was a character to say the least!
- Johnny and Ann Swafford , Richmond Hill , GA
My prayers have been with you! I always remember when Johnny was able to come celebrate holidays with Derek and family. Johnny enjoyed food friends and being with family! The last few months has been really hard for you! How nice we could share dinner this week with Debbie. Baby Lincoln already has smiles and love for her Aunt Suzy. We continue the Circle of Life. God Bless, Joyce Thomas
- Joyce Thomas, Dunwoody, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Memorial Visitation
- 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 pm on Fri, December 18, 2020
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Graveside Service
- 11:30 a.m. on Sat, December 19, 2020
- Bonaventure Cemetery
330 Bonaventure Road (map)
Savannah GA 31404