Hord, Edgar 8/17/1926 - 2/13/2022 Bradenton, FL Edgar A. Hord, 95, died peacefully on February 13 at Westminster Manor in Bradenton, FL. Born August 17, 1926, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Ed was the son of the late Erma Jo and Shelby Hord. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, Western Michigan University and the Notre Dame School of Law. He practiced law in Kalamazoo for many years, representing hundreds of people in family law and workers compensation cases. He was also a staff attorney for Executive Life Insurance Company in California. After retiring, he and his wife Mary moved from Michigan to Anna Maria Island in Florida. They subsequently moved to Ocala for several years before moving back to the Bradenton area. He spent many hours volunteering at his church, the Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, including chairing its building and grounds committee. Over the years, Ed could be counted on to paint a room, haul dirt for the gardens, and oversee contractors for the many projects undertaken by the Fellowship. He also volunteered for the League of Women Voters of Manatee County, working on charter school issues. He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith Hord, his daughter Wendy Hord (Deborah) of Albany, NY, son Douglas Hord of Houston, TX, and Mary's children Suzy Burris of Marshfield, MA, and James Burris of Landaff, NH. He is also survived by his sisters Katherine Deignan of Ocala, FL and Roxanne Schwartz of Naples, FL, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. His niece Jacqueline Battjes of Ft. Myers was especially helpful in his later years with healthcare advice and support. He was preceded in death by his brother Shelby, sisters Jacqueline Wotalewicz and Elizabeth Battjes, and son Edgar Jr. A memorial service will be held at the Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on February 26th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 133 15th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 or online at https://manateeuuf.org/donation/ Ed will be remembered as a fierce progressive with strong opinions on the history and trajectory of our country. He will also be fondly remembered for whistling one note to music while in a store, closing his eyes as he listened to his beloved classical music (especially Mozart), openly appreciating beauty around him, his big hugs and relishing a robust discussion.