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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Eddie, You left me way to soon, our special friendship had just began. You were always there for me. And I'll never forget your special laugh, I loved it. God needed another Angel, so he took mine. Fly high. R.I.P. babe. Prayers for Marsha and your family. I'll never forget the time we had together.
Submitted by Donna Moore on Nov 23 2018 07:06:39 PM
I will miss you Eddie, but know you will meet me at the pearly gates when my time comes!!!! Love you Marsha
Submitted by Mary Ann Lee on Nov 23 2018 05:23:59 PM
Marsha.my heart goes out to you and your family. Eddie was always praising his Lord in Savior. No matter where he was. He didnt care who heard him. He always had a smile. He had a unique laugh you can't forget.God is your strength during your time of loss. Love u
Submitted by Virginia on Nov 23 2018 01:18:51 PM
Marsha, my heart is broken, prayers for you and his children and grandchildren.. Fly high Eddie, you were and are loved ,and will always be remembered.
Submitted by Doris Sobczak Bell on Nov 21 2018 10:16:55 PM
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