Edward Lewis Hope, age 75 passed away peacefully Friday March 18, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Born August 20, 1935 in Depoy, Kentucky, to Hershel Lawrence and Lucille Galyen Hope, he left to serve his country in the U S Navy, where he stayed for 33 years, and he last served as instructor at the Orlando Naval Training Center. Upon retirement, he spent his next 20 years as maintenance engineer for Wet and Wild in Orlando. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orlando, and the Real Tree Hunt Club in Virginia. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife June, his sons Edward (Wanda) , Larry (Debi), his daughter Tracy Hope Flint (Frank), a brother in law David McCay, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. A life celebration will be planned by the family at a later date at the First Baptist Church of Orlando. Anyone wishing may make a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Life celebration co-created by Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 2185 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789, 407-422-2434.