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Edwin Reiser Exley

December 4, 2023 — October 5, 2014

-Springfield- Edwin Reiser Exley, 90, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 at his home after a long illness. Edwin was a lifelong resident of Effingham County and was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield , where he served many years as the custodian. He also served on the church council and was head of the Holy Trinity's Lutheran Men's Breakfast until his health prevented him from participating. He proudly served his country during World War II, where he flew 50 combat missions in the European Theatre of Operations. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Army Air Corp's Air Medal for his service abroad. He was a 60 year and charter member of Springfield Post 209 of the American Legion. He was retired from International Paper after more than 30 years and the Effingham County Board of Education. Edwin loved his family, his church, the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Annie Mae Exley and sister, Rebecca Wilson. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, ReeLee Bragg Exley; brothers, Preston (Mary) and Arthur (Ellen); sister, Mary Turner; children, Stanley(Vickie), Darwin (Judy) and Charlene. He loved his grandchildren, Jerry, Stephanie, Shannon, Jared and Brittany and his 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His family wishes to thank Savannah Hospice for their care, assistance and compassion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Riggs Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in the Union Cemetery. Remembrances can be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. 353 Springfield, Georgia 31329 and Hospice Savannah, P. O. Box 13190 Savannah, Georgia 31416. Condolences may be made at Riggs Funeral Home Guyton, Georgia


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11 a.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6 - 8 p.m.

Riggs Funeral Home Chapel

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