Edgar D. Betts

South Branch, Michigan
July 14, 1932 - August 25, 2019

Service Location

First Congregational Church


Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 3 - 6 pm at the First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48348

Obituary Notice

Edgar D. Betts, age 87, of South Branch, formerly of Holly, MI, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on July 14, 1932 in Pontiac, MI to Victor and Lillian (Marsh) Betts. He was retired from General Motors as a repairman in 1980. He married Betty Jo Terry on March 12, 1955 in Pontiac. Edgar attended the Curtisville Baptist Church, enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling.

Edgar is survived by his wife, Betty of South Branch; daughter Rose Marie Valentine of Ortonville; son, Edgar Betts, Jr. of Ortonville; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Jack Betts of North Branch; sisters, Shirley (Don) Watson of Oxford, Helen McClellan of Wixom, Ruth (Gus) Firu of Auburn Hills; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Donald Betts; brothers, Ivan, Bill, Leon, Raymond, and Ronald; sister, Joanne Betts.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Edgar's life will be held at the First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48348 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 3 - 6 pm with Pastor Tim Chappell officiating. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Dear Aunt Betty, Rose, and Eddie, Tom and I are holding all of you in our thoughts and prayers. It was an honor to give Uncle Ed his care at home in his final month here on his earthly home. He's now in his new home rejoicing with the Lord and Donald and all others who have gone before him! No more pain and suffering! He will be forever in our hearts, until we see him again in glory. Love, Tom and Mary Jane
— Tom & Mary Bell
A poem for my Uncle Ed,

I saw a butterfly today and as I watched it fly away, you suddenly popped into my mind, I wondered if it was your time. I thought about you as the ocean waved and I wondered to myself if this was the day. The day you decided was time to say good bye and leave us all with tears in our eyes. I thought of you as the sun hit my face and remembered all your love and grace, as you held me close when my heart was sad, it was the day that I had lost my dad. I remember the way that you smelled, as You squeezed me tight. You knew what I needed , your hugs were just right. And now you’re the one I am crying over, your not here to squeeze my shoulder. But even though my heart breaks for you, I know deep inside your smiling through, your up there in Heaven with your loving crew, say hi to my pops and give him a squeeze and remember me down here, your loving sweet niece ❤️
— Tonya Betts-Gilbert

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