April 5, 1935 ~ September 7, 2020

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Edward Daniel Killebrew was born in Indianapolis, IN on April 5, 1935 to James Edward Killebrew and Mary Bell Moody Killebrew.

Edward accepted Christ at an early age. He attended Indianapolis Public School #26 and #37 and later went on to attend Arsenal Technical High School.

Edward had his own construction business for many years. He was a “jack of all trades” and a master of many. He began the “Hills and Bottoms Outdoor Sportsmen & Women’s Club, which was named in honor of the neighborhood he grew up in.

Edward did not meet any strangers. He was friendly and approachable to many. He was affectionately known by the names “Dad”, “PA-PA”, “Granddaddy”, “Uncle Brother”, “Uncle Daniel”, “Uncle Ed”, and “Killa”.

Edward loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He would always say “Keep your hook sharp” and when asked where he was going fishing, “The Honey Hole”. He enjoyed hunting especially with his bow and arrow. He loved his hunting dogs and taking them on runs in preparation for the upcoming hunting season. He was so good at hunting that people used to call him “The Rabbit Man”. He loved all types of sports and liked rooting for the Indiana home teams, even when they were the underdog.

Edward was well known for his fish fries. People would come from all over the city just to get some of that good ol’ fish. He always had the basics, whiting, perch, fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies, but it was the “other fish” that people craved. Bluegill, catfish, crappie, carp, and buffalo. He was such a good fisherman those “other fish” he would catch himself and every now and then, he would have a turtle too.

Edward married Myrna Louise Floyd in 1953 and from that union there were four children and two stepchildren.

Edward met the love of his life in the summer of 1964 and later entered holy matrimony with Laura Savannah Jackson and from that union there were three children.

Edward was the patriarch, the glue, the head and the foundation of his family. Edward was a man of all seasons. He was an outstanding role model and a great man. He loved family, especially the children. He taught them all his favorite words, “Be Obedient” and “Show Respect”.

Edward Daniel Killebrew departed this earthly life on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary J. Boykin and Delores Richardson, brothers Carl Killebrew and Michael Leo Killebrew, daughter Stephanie Elaine Killebrew and three grandsons.

Edward leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 54 years, Laura Savannah Killebrew; sister Norma Jones, Eight children, Edwina Killebrew Ball, Daniel M. (Betty) Killebrew, Anita L. Killebrew, Linda R. Killebrew, David R. (Lisa) Killebrew, Cherry (Charles) Marshall, Oren (Gayola) Killebrew and Robin Killebrew, two Goddaughters Darlene Hill and Dora Sheets, Twenty-three Grandchildren, Fifty-one Great-Grandchildren and Nine Great-Great Grandchildren, along with a host of loving nieces and nephews, extended family and many friends.


Visitation: September 19, 2020 9:00 am - May 28, 2023 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Private Family Funeral Service: September 19, 2020 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

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  1. Laura,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and cannot imagine how you are feeling. Hang onto your memories and know he is in a better place. You now have an angel watching over you.
    (I’m not sure if you remember me as it has been years ago since IN Bell DA).

  2. Cherry and Robin – my condolences to you and your family in the loss of your father. May God wrap his loving arms around you during the difficult days ahead and you find comfort in all the wonderful memories your father left behind!

  3. Cherry, I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Dads are so very special and it sure sounds like yours was amazing! Please allow yourself to grieve, it takes more time than you think, but you will move past the pain. Your father will always be near you.

  4. Mrs. Laura, Oren, Gayola & Robin,
    May Our Lord & Savior carry you all at this time. My love and condolences to you. Prayers to you and Faith be your strength.
    Miss you all and much love.
    Cindy Beavers, New Era Family

  5. Laura, Norma, children and families;
    I was saddened to learn of Ed’s passing and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have learned quite a bit about Ed in reading his obituary as it was interesting and informative. He surely passed from this life leaving many, many family members and friends with loads of love, respect and precious memories. I remember working with Ed at Eli Lilly many years ago. In my fifty-two years at Lilly, I became acquainted with many people and I remember Ed as being a tall, slender, handsome, somewhat quiet and super nice person. My memories are confirmed by his obituary. All of you were blessed to have such a nice person in your family and in your living. May God grant you His comfort and peace.

  6. Mae Bell Jackson Miles I love you and all you have done Aunt Cora Lee, Uncle Levie and most of all Your other brother Robert,You are with us All God and Good Angels. Rest In Peace.

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