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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Jackie Cathy Daniel lit a candle on Oct 11 2017 06:26:50 PM
As kids, Pete would stop by my daddy's store (Albert Anderson) in the afternoon to watch TV with us...We had one of the first TV's around and he would always get in daddy's chair, so one afternoon daddy said let me tell you how to get him out of that chair...We ask how, he said Pete doesn't liked to be pinched...We all just started pinching him and he jumped out of the chair...We all had a good laugh even Pete couldn't stop laughing...Pete we will miss you...Rick Anderson
Submitted by Rick Anderson on Oct 11 2017 03:05:54 PM
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