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Richard Lynn Edmiston (1948-2023)

Richard (Rick) Lynn Edmiston, 75, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend went to be with his heavenly father on December 15, 2023  

Rick was born the oldest of three children to Richard and Vera Edmiston in Lima, Ohio on August 5, 1948. He worked as a pipe fitter in his earlier years then later retired from the University of South Florida as the Physical Plant Manager.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends. 

Rick is survived by his wife Janet Edmiston; Children: Tamara (Edmiston) Erickson, Stephanie Terrell, Linda Carrender, Michelle Pate &Kim Carrender.  Brother Robert and Sister Cathy.  Grandchildren: Robert, Joshua, Corey, Chere, Chloe, Destiny, D’Onna, Amanda, Elijah, Jennifer, Samantha, Kristan, Anthony, Mike, Joseph & Katelyn Great grandchildren: Jacob, Mathew, Gracie, Jorden, Ocean, Ryan, Emma, Bayley & Annalise.  Along with many loving nephews, cousins, extended family & many friends.   

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Gateway Christian Center, 14205 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33613  


  • Tami Erickson (Edmiston)
    Posted January 12, 2024 at 6:51 am

    I am so blessed to have had you in my life from my first breath. I love and miss you so much.
    Forever your girl
    Tamara Chere

  • cyndee perez
    Posted January 12, 2024 at 8:20 am

    Rick was a gentle and kind person, He was a great dad , Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all. Thank you for being the best Dad to our daughter Tamara Chere, To my family, you and Jan will always be a part of us.You were our brother and friend. Thank you Jan for being there for him. I know He will be missed. To all of the extended family Ruben and I send prayers and hugs.

  • Keene Deborah
    Posted January 12, 2024 at 10:25 am

    Tammie so sorry to hear about your dad I knew him from our younger years when you were a baby and I would spend time with him and your mom. I’m Praying for you and your family.

  • Jean Darcy
    Posted January 12, 2024 at 8:09 pm

    My heart broke the night you left. I wanted to scream and yell for you to come back, but in my mind I knew you were in a much better place and you were no longer in pain and dancing on the streets of Heaven. Thank you for welcoming me to the family and being my friend. I will miss you so much, but know we shall meet again one day. I love you Rick and will always have a special place in my heart!

  • Linda
    Posted January 12, 2024 at 8:39 pm

    Pop Rick was so very special to my sisters and I.
    I met him when I was 15 years old. Now at 58 years old, I will treasure the memories of him and all the wonderful times we spent together. Forever loved. Until we meet again, May he rest well. Always, Linda💕

  • Lisett Hubbell
    Posted February 11, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    I was so blessed to meet cousin Ricky . He was always kind and lovely, we miss him dearly but he will be always in our hearts. I know he is in a better place thanks to Jesus . We will see you one day Ricky ,

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