Edwin Bruce Rector, 71

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Edwin Bruce Rector, 71, of Carrollton, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the Truman House in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Born on September 18, 1951 in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of Edwin Odell and Marla Ruth (Stockdale) Rector.

Bruce proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.  He enjoyed going fishing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.  He had a fondness for animals; however, his greatest joy was spending time with his family, including his grandchildren, whom he especially loved.

He is survived by his four sons, Derrick (Corrin), Craig, Jacob (Melinda), and Jared (Alexis) Rector; seven grandchildren, Siona, Finn, Teague, Jade, Derrick, Nola, and Kash Rector; mother, Marla Rector; and sister, Odette “Vonnie” Stanford.  His dad, Edwin Odell Rector preceded him in death.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Dodds Funeral Home in Carrollton with Pastor Chuck Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Harlem Springs Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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