Mr. Edward Enoch Yoder, 85, of Hickory, passed away on Wednesday July 3, 2024, at Carolina Caring Hospice, after a period of declining health.

Mr. Yoder was born April 28, 1939 in Catawba County, a son of the late Ralph Enoch and Ethel Elizabeth Barger Yoder.  He was a member of Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church , retired sheet metal fabricator in the heating and air conditioning industry and as the owner and operator of Raintree Cellar.  Edward served his country as a U.S. Army Veteran with 34 years of service and was a  member of the Lovelady Masonic Lodge, Valdese.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allan Yoder.

Surviving is his wife, Cheryl Melton Yoder of the home, a son, Andy Yoder (Nancy) of Hickory, two daughters, Regina (Mike) Sain of Hildebran and Corenia (Tim) Stuart of Hickory, brothers, Harold McMillan Yoder of Hickory, Albert Franklin Yoder, (“D”) of Fla., sisters, Sarah Elizabeth Coffey (Johnny) of Icard, Ellen Marie Cranford (Rick) of Hildebran and a sister-in-law, DeeDee Yoder of Hickory.  Also surviving are the apples of his eye, his grandchildren, Matthew Hoyle, Erika Keener, Joshua Yoder, Ariel Robinson and twelve great-grandchildren.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 4:00 P.M., Monday, July 8, 2024, at Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, Hildebran, with Rev. Karin O’Donnell officiating.  Entombment will follow, with Military Honors by the NC National Guard, in the Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church Columbarium.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 7, 2024, from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.

Memorials may be made to the DAV Chapter 43, 2779 DAV Ave., Morganton, NC 28655 or Mt. Hebron Lutheran Church, 103 Main Ave E, Hildebran, NC 28637

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