EDGAR J. EATMAN
Died Aug. 11, 2005
Wayne County native
GREENVILLE -- Edgar Jackson "E.J." Eatman, 83, died Thursday.
The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Chapel. Entombment, with Masonic rites, will follow at the mausoleum at Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Eatman was a native of Wayne County. He spent his early life in the Fremont community and was a graduate of Fremont High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre. A resident of Greenville since 1948, he was employed with Carolina Telephone Company (Sprint) for 45 years, serving various towns in North Carolina and retiring in 1986.
Mr. Eatman was a member and past master of Crown Point Masonic Lodge #708 A.F.&A.M., and was also a member of the Sudan Temple of New Bern and the Pitt County Shrine Club. He was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.
Mr. Eatman was preceded in death by his mother, Saddie Wooten Eatman; and his father, Frank Eatman.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Florence Bland Eatman; two sons, James P. Eatman of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Edgar J. Eatman Jr. of Chapel Hill; two nieces, Phyllis Edmundson and Deborah Marm, both of Fremont; and one nephew, Stephen Yelverton of Washington, D.C.
The family will receive friends this evening 6 until 7:30 at Wilkerson Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome or memorial donation may be made to United Cerebral Palsy, 1101 SE Greenville Blvd., Greenville, N.C., 27858; or to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, c/o Sudan Temple, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, N.C., 28563; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Obituaries on August 12, 2005 1:57 PM