Eddie R. Rudder, age 69, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Rockwood, Tennessee, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 31, 2018. Eddie was a member of Cokesbury Methodist Church in Knoxville. He graduated from Rockwood High School in 1967 and Tennessee Tech in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science. In 1979 he earned a Master’s degree from Xavier University. Eddie retired in 2007 after his 36, year career as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator in the Madison and Lakota School districts in Ohio. Survivors Include his wife of 46 years: Vicki S. Rudder of Knoxville; son: Robert “Beau” Rudder (Jacqueline) of Madison, Mississippi; daughter: Brandi Rudder of Knoxville; grandsons: Abraham and Emile of Madison Mississippi; brother: Randall Rudder (Becca) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; aunt: Geraline Holder of Rockwood; mother-in-law: Eleanor Crabtree of Rockwood; sister-in-law: Pat Schmid (George) of Snellville, Georgia; and numerous supportive cousins. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. A memorial service will follow at noon at Evans Mortuary. Interment and graveside service will follow in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood. A gathering of friends and family will follow at Cokesbury Church, North Campus 9919 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, beginning at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Cokesbury Church or Avalon Hospice, Knoxville, TN.