Bret D. Eddy, 61, passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 14, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Connersville, Bret was born on October 1, 1961 to Betty and the late George W. Eddy Jr. After graduating from Connersville High School in 1979, he enlisted in the United States Army specializing in various mechanical fields, and had high honors in sharp shooting. He spent a large part of his service time stationed in Germany. He finished his military career with the Indiana National Guard in 1985.

Bret enjoyed staying around the house, caring for his mother, spending time with family, cooking and making sure all his nieces and nephews got “goodie bags” for holidays and their birthdays. His other past times include fishing, hunting, playing pool, working on motors of all types and caring for the family pets.

He is survived by his mother Betty Eddy of Connersville; a brother George W Eddy III of Peru IN; sisters Niah Hicks, and Monica Ross of Connersville; a brother Anthony (Tammy) Eddy of Orlando, FL; and a brother Mark (Tina) Eddy of Salt Lick, KY. He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Bret is preceded in death by his father George W. Eddy Jr., older brother Brian D. Eddy, and infant brother William.

Funeral services will be held privately for immediate family members. A memorial will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Reid Hospice Centerstone in Connersville or the American Lung Association.