Edwin “Eddie” Frances Arp, 64, of Rocky Point passed gently from his earthly life on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded with love by his family.
He was born February 21, 1954 in Columbus County, the son of the late William Marvin Arp and Bessie Vela Ward Arp.
Eddie is survived by his daughter, Tara Ann Arp Harrell; son, Jhonathain Christopher Arp (Elizabeth “Liz”); grandchildren, William Harrell, Avery Harrell, Milena Arp; sister, Marsha Sammons; and many Extended family and friends.
He served his country proudly in the US Army. Eddie was a devoted member of Broken Bread Fellowship Church, where he praised and served the Lord.
Eddie had a sparkling personality that brightened every place he went. For the last seven years, Eddie has enjoyed a drug free life, which he and his family thank the Lord for these blessed years of sobriety. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, but most of all he loved his family, and his church family and his support group. Eddie was loved and will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Broken Bread Fellowship with service beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Reverend Curtiss Vann will conduct the service.
Burial will be 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Lake Waccamaw Hillcrest Cemetery, Lake Waccamaw, NC.
In lieu of flowers the family would be eternally grateful for donations to help pay for unexpected funeral expenses. If you feel called in your heart to do so please send donations to Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, PO Box 1316, Burgaw, NC 28425.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.quinnmcgowen.com
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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I'm so grateful to have known Eddie. He was always happy, and laughing with such a very distinctful laugh. He enjoyed sharing things he knew about Jesus Christ to all he ran across. I know heaven will enjoy hearing his laughter forevermore, and we'll enjoy hearing it again one day also. Thank u Eddie for all the laughter u left us to remember u by.
Submitted by Sheila Simpson on Nov 25 2018 10:26:44 PM
Just heard today and we are so sorry for the families lost.k New Eddie most of his life , and my wife and myself always loves his stories and his , one of a kind laugh, the last time we saw him ,we hadn't seen him in years , but i heard that llaugh and we new who it was.We found him and it was like old times. Lots of laughs and stories. He will be missed bu many , sorry for your loss Marsha .
Submitted by J.D.Martin on Nov 25 2018 04:26:54 PM
Eddie was a great friend and neighbor,always there whenever he could help someone. GOD BLESS
Submitted by James and Cherry Davis on Nov 24 2018 12:00:46 PM
Carolina as many know you, I can’t remember a time you were not upbeat and smiling. Your laugh as your copy right and always brought happiness and joy to my heart. Even when you were not drug free you were loved and always looked forward to. I love ya for all the laughs you have given me, I love you for being you. I hope we meet again my friend!!!!!
Submitted by Robert bradley on Nov 23 2018 10:01:22 PM
Oh Eddie I am going to miss you dealy.. You were such a great friend and blessing .. Fly high my Friend with your Angel Wings...
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