Edward Lewis's Story
BLUEFIELD Edward L. "Eddie" Abshire, 76, of the Airport Road, Bluefield died Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Born July 3, 1941, in Bluefield, he was the son of the late Robert Lee & Edna Cornett Abshire.
Lovingly known as "Mr. Ed" by those who cared for him as his health declined.
Eddie was a graduate of Princeton High School, Class of 1959. Eddie had retired from GTE in 1993 with nearly 29 years of service and later worked part-time for NAPA Auto Parts in Bluefield for 17 years. He was a faithful member of Johnston Chapel Baptist Church on Halls Ridge Road in Princeton, where he served as Deacon, Trustee, & was sound technician for various services for many years.
Survivors include his devoted and caring wife of 54 years, Jean Edmonds Abshire, son Stephen Abshire, sister-in-law Jeanie Edmonds of Ladson SC, nephew, Kevin Edmonds & wife Christy & their children Corey of Atlanta, GA, Chase & Chance of Verona KY, niece, Karen Mullins & husband Benny & their children Bethany & Bennett of Bluffton SC, Kerri Bevacqua & husband Dave of Kennett Square PA. Special caregivers Matthew Wellman, and nurses Shawna Blankenship & Jackie Jones of Amedisys Hospice.
Services of celebration will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 18, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Dr. John King & Jim Nofsinger officiating. Burial will follow in Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley.
Friends may visit with the family Friday (today) from 5 until 7 P.M. at the funeral home.
Men of the church and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Johnston Chapel Baptist Church, Attn: Building Fund, 984 Halls Ridge Road, Princeton, WV 24739.
The Abshire family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on November 17, 2017