Robert “Bob” Edmisten, age 71 went to be with the Lord, Wednesday October 2nd 2019. Bob worked several years in Marion at the SWVA Mental Health Institute and VA Department of Corrections. Him and his wife were the original owners of Appletree Restaurant in Marion, VA. He enjoyed actively playing golf, bingo and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Robin Cornett, his father Robert “sleepy” Edmisten, brother, Jimmy Edmisten and mother in law, Mandy “Granny” Collins.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Faye Collins Edmisten, companion animal, Daisy, and his mother Carrie Edmisten from Chilhowie, step son Terry Ward, wife Amanda from Matewan, WV, step son Troy Ward, wife Rosie of Damascus, VA. and two step daughters; Tina McMahan, husband Rick of Abingdon, VA and Tonya Lester, significant other Joe Boardwine of Lebanon, VA. In addition, two sisters, Nancy Fields, husband Bob of Chilhowie, VA and Janie Tolbert, husband Hackle of Saltville, VA and two brothers Johnny Jackson, wife Lynn of Chilhowie, VA and Jerry Jackson, wife Kathy of Chilhowie, VA., a sister in law, Ann Edmisten. 13 grandchildren: Mitchell, Kendra, Andrew, Brandon S., David, Frankie Nicole, Jasmine, Logan, Emma, Zack, Troy James, Taylor, Brandon L. and 7 great grandchildren. Special friends: Paul Czuk, Barry McDonald, Francis Sloan, Norm Stanick, Jim Buck, and Dale Dempsey
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Frost Funeral Home on behalf of Bob Edmisten.
Visitation services will be held at 1:00 PM with service beginning at 2:00 PM with Mike Sage and Marshall McGrady officiating on Saturday, October 5th at Frost Funeral home in Abingdon, VA.
Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 250 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA. 24210 is honored to serve the Mr. Edmisten’s family.