Edwin Dewitt Hartman III, 60, of Ocala, FL, passed away, on May 12, 2022 at Shands Hospital, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by love.
He was born in Jacksonville, FL to Nancy Warren Hartman O’Byrne and Edwin D. Hartman, Jr., on October 19, 1961.
Edwin has always had a beautiful, playful smile and he could light up a room with his joy. After graduating from Westwood Christian Academy High School, he joined the Air Force for 2 years.
After the sudden death of his dad in 1984, he helped his mother ‘man’ the gate 17 at Gator games.
On October 20, 2012 he married Heather Smith. Together they created a loving home.
Edwin became a low boy driver for heavy equipment and loved that job. His most recent employment was at Chewy as a Fulfillment Specialist.
He was an avid Gator and Nascar racing fan. Time stood still for him while he was watching those events so he wouldn’t be interrupted! He also loved playing video games.
He loved life, his family for sure, cook outs with friends, and working. He had lots of ‘get up and go’ and was not afraid to use it.
He is preceded in death by his dad, Edwin Hartman Jr., his grandparents, Edwin Dewitt Hartman Sr., and wife Marcella, as well as his grandmother Nora Dubose Thames.
Left behind to mourn his loss are his wife Heather, son Edwin D Hartman IV, (Leah) granddaughter, Jade, his mother Nancy O’Byrne, his sisters: Sybil Brooks of Panama City, FL and Dagne Hartman of West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as many other relatives, friends, and co-workers.
He will be greatly missed by all who loved him
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society of Marion County.
A visitation will take place Monday evening, May 16, from 6 -8 p.m. at Milam Funeral Home, downtown Gainesville. His graveside service will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Dedan Cemetery in Brooker, FL
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-376-5361 www.milamfh.com