Larry Arnold Eddins

Born: Wed., Jul. 30, 1958
Died: Sun., Apr. 23, 2017


Memorial Service

Fri., May 05, 2017


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Larry Arnold Eddins, born July 30, 1958 in Houston, TX, departed this life on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ernest and Louise Eddins, his maternal grandparents Thomas and Pauline Howe, paternal Uncle Harold Eddins, and beloved mother, Barbara Jean Howe Eddins, whose love of Christ instilled in all her children a deep faith in God and Christ's promise​ of eternal life.  

Larry was a longtime resident of Florida, moving there in 1987, where he enjoyed his time shared with his brother, Jimmy, and most recently, his work in the Keys. He is survived by his daughters Shannon and Ailsa; his father, Joe and stepmother Susan; brothers, Danny and Jimmy, and sister, Brenda.  Their families also mourn Larry's passing, Danny's wife Marisa, children Danny, Jr. and Sandy; Jimmy's wife Yolanda, children Josh and Jeremy; Brenda's husband Jim, children Charlie, Katie, and Grace.  Family includes Aunts and Uncles Joyce and Virgil Turner;  Tollie and Tommy Howe; Shirley and Buddy Schroeder; Debbi and Tommy Atkinson; along with many cousins, extended family, and friends. 

Larry was an avid ocean lover as well as musician whose career included diving, work as a deep-sea fishing captain and guide, and studio musician.  His spare time was also filled with writing poetry and creating saltwater aquariums   He generously showed his love towards those in need by sharing all he had and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  He recently rededicated his life to Christ and enjoyed the faith and fellowship at Christ Church UMC in Fort Lauderdale, FL, near his residence with dear friends Corinne Playso and her son Craig and family.  Their kindness and friendship to Larry was a tremendous blessing especially in his most recent illness.  

Visitation and a Funeral Service will be held at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home 1051 Durham Road Wake Forest, NC 27587 on Friday, May 5th, in Wake Forest, NC.  Phone Number: 919-556-7400 Fax Number: 919-556-7455

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Jimmy Eddins
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
My dear brother, my best friend, I love you so much. You are special to me in so many ways, and the close bond we shared our entire life together will always be cherished, and never forgotten. Words could never express the sorrow I feel that you are no longer here with me, but I find joy in the Lord knowing that you are now in His presence in the most beautiful place, and finding yourself at perfect peace. This is not goodbye, but only a departure of our time together, for we and all our loved ones will be together again one day in Glory. For ever and ever I love you!

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