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Edward Childs, Jr., after a 3-year battle with cancer, was promoted to heaven on February 28, 2018 with friends, family, his daughter, Madilyne and wife, Jennifer by his side at their home. He was born in Midland on May 26, 1955 to the late Edward L. and Mary (Daniels) Childs, Sr. On August 17, 1996 he married Jennifer Holland at the Lost Arrow Resort in Gladwin.

Ed was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He worked at Dow Chemical as Head Operator for 38 ½ years retiring in June of 2015. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding quads, motorcycles, camping, driving his tractor and going to his Bible study group and hanging out with the guys. He loved his family and especially doing projects with Madilyne, but most important was his relationship with Jesus and his time spent with family.

Ed is survived by his wife, Jennifer, daughter, Madilyne and his beloved dog Rosebud. Ed was a very devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and co-worker.

A funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Dan Dickerson officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the time of service.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.