Edward Earl Etheridge, age 87, of Scotland Neck, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at his home.
Ed will be remembered as a strong family man who loved his family greatly, especially his two great-granddaughters. A man of few words, he was “a go with the flow” kind of guy who was liked by everyone. He worked at Shields Fertilizer in Scotland Neck as Plant Manager for over 45 years. He loved coon hunting and, along with Bo House, took kids on hunts with the Clark Gun Club. He was known for loading up the neighborhood kids every Saturday for outings and also took them dove hunting every year. Ed was a Mason with Scotland Neck Lodge #689 and a member of the Scotland Neck Junior Order. He was also a member of the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church and a past volunteer with the Scotland Neck Fire Department. Ed was a truly great man and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Etheridge; his parents, Herman and Willie Mae VanLandingham Etheridge; his second wife, Jeanette Burke; his grandson, Michael Turner; and his sister, Sara Whitehead.
He is survived by his son, Ed Etheridge, Jr. and wife Susan of Scotland Neck; his daughter, Tammy Johnson and husband Bryan of Newport; two sisters, Lynn Todd of Sunset Beach and Frances Patterson and husband Pete of Williamston; two granddaughters, Ashley Lund and husband Mike of New Hill and Lauren Turner of Rocky Mount; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Avery Lund.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck.
A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with Rev. Dusty Sprouse officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Scotland Neck United Methodist Church, 110 West 9th Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 or online by clicking here.
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Etheridge family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 11:00 am
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