George C. Edens Jr.

Published 4:27 pm Thursday, November 7, 2019

May 9, 1935 ~ November 2, 2019
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — George C. Edens Jr., 84, previous resident of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Mission Hospital with his loving family by his side.
He was the son of the late George Clemons Edens Sr. and Ogden Elizabeth Edens.
George was a kindhearted man and an avid lover of music. He loved playing his guitar and being in a band. He collected records of all sorts. George was also quite witty and at times was a bit of a prankster.
George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked for Home Beneficial Insurance Company, then later retired from Kmart after over 20 years.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, JoAnn Edens; son, Ben Edens and wife Jayne; grandchildren, April Younce and husband Shawn, and Jesse Edens; and great-granddaughter, Amelia Younce.
The family held a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 5, in Asheville, N.C., with Pastor Phillip Hurst officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 9, at 1 p.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park, 2708 Elizabethton Hwy., Johnson City, TN 37601 with the Rev. Eddie Fine officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Asheville United Methodist Church.
Groce Funeral Home in Asheville, N.C., is assisting the family.

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