Eugene “Pete” Pridgen, 86, of Currie passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was born August 31, 1931 in Pender County, the son of the late William Dudley and Ola Mae Croom Pridgen. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Deloris Horrell Pridgen in 2013.
Pete is survived by his beloved family, sons, Scott Pridgen (Rachal Mandola) and Delwin Pridgen; granddaughter, Evie Mae Pridgen; step-grandson, William Mandola; and many extended family and friends.
He was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where he had served in many capacities, including being a deacon. In years past, Pete served on the Pender Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and most recently he was a member of Antique Auto Club-AAA.
Pete was an astute businessman, a friend to many, and a man who loved his family and took care of them. Many will remember his saw mill days, but Pete most enjoyed squirrel hunting and collecting antique cars. Pete often did things for others that no one ever knew about. Fond memories of Pete will remain in our hearts.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Long Bluff Cemetery, Tram Road in Currie. Pastor David Knowles will conduct the service.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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Scott & Delwin my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of your heart felt sorrow. I worked at the Medical center (Dr Dees office ) and knew your family well. Just remember your family life and the wonderful mother u had and father, now they are together forever. Loved your mom & dad and u l guys also.
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