Edward “Eddie” Bear, 22, of Hoytville, passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in McComb from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born on August 13, 1996, in Bowling Green to Edward, Jr. and Karie (Wildman) Bear, and they survive in Hoytville.

Eddie is also survived by his sisters: Jestine Bear of Bloomdale, Abigail (Aaron) Perales of Fostoria, and Lindsey Scholidon of Fostoria; his maternal grandfather, John (Susan) Wildman of Fostoria; his maternal grandmother, Faye Wildman of Fostoria; his paternal grandmother, Pat Bear of North Baltimore; and his niece, Jocelyn Kleopfer.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Bear, Sr.

Eddie was a Truck Driver for Josh Barnhisel Trucking in Hoytville. He will be remembered for his positive influence on others and his ability to make everyone laugh.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with his grandfather Pastor John Wildman officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithcrates.com.