Edward George Geissler

December 17, 1946March 1, 2018
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Edward "Eddie" George Geissler of Matthews, NC passed away peacefully at his home on March 1, 2018. Ed was born on December 17th, 1946 in Durham, NC.

As a child, Ed grew up loving sports, but always favored football the most. He thrived and excelled on the football team where he played defensive tackle at Garinger High School. Needless to say, he was a force to be reckoned with on the field and against his opponents. Ed also made quite a name for himself on the school wrestling team.

Ed graduated from Garinger High School in 1964 and then attended Catawba Community College. Afterwards, he found his niche in sales. He could sell ketchup to a man in a white suit!

Ed enjoyed the simple things in life, whether it was throwing back some cold ones with the boys while watching whatever game was on or listening to music. But his favorite pastime was spending time with his daughters and grandchildren.

Ed never met a stranger and his door was always open. He loved helping people and had such a giving heart. His smile was contagious and kind. He will be missed beyond measure.

Ed is survived by his daughters; Lisa Kersey (Charlotte), Teri Fields (Charlotte) and Kelly Geissler (Charlotte) grandchildren; Cody Kersey and Carrie Kersey; and Kayleigh Taylor, a grandchild by fate, not by blood also from Charlotte. He is also survived by his sisters; Jacki Wilson and husband, Ray from Black Mountain, NC, Toni McCall and husband, George from Lake Wylie, SC and his brothers; John Harper of Lake Wylie, SC and David Harper of O'Fallon, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care located at 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte NC 28204.


  • Hospice & Palliative Care


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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Buddy Rego

March 15, 2018

I am going to miss all the times we would meet at Kristopher's drinking cold beer and trying to solve the world's problems that we failed so miserably at. I will miss those days.
My prayers are with your daughters. God knows that a GREAT Warrior has come home.

Buddy Rego

Michael McCulley

March 15, 2018

I loved seeing the story of his life --rich and happy and full of love-- and remember him as that "gentle giant" from Garinger. Blessings and healing comfort to the family and friends of Ed. He lived a wonderful life...

Mike Bolick

March 14, 2018

Ed, thanks for so many years of friendship. We always had each other's back and I could always depend on your advice and help when needed. Recently you mentioned that when we first met all those years ago we just clicked and I totally agree. Our friendship was based on the simple honest respect we had for each other. I will forever miss our Monday morning calls and our Tuesday lunches. Thanks, my beloved friend, for so many wonderful memories. I send my thoughts and prayers to your daughters and grandchildren.

Gini Anglin

March 11, 2018

Ed was the kind of guy that would give a friend the shirt off his back. A mutual friend introduced us 35 or 36 years ago. Ed and I dated for awhile and later became just friends. He could always make people laugh and his daughters have his infectious laugh. He and his daughter Lisa helped me so much when I became a single parent. Ed would call me up and say come spend the night over at my place and Lisa would help feed my son in the early morning hour. Over the years our life paths would cross, separate and then bring us back together again. He was one of a kind, with a genuine heart of gold. The world will truly miss needs more people like him in it. He touched my life deeply and the love he had for his daughters was amazing.

Phil Cheatwood

March 6, 2018

Eddie was a true friend and a great teammate. I am saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.


March 6, 2018

To my friend of 57 years. Thanks for all the memories, thanks for sharing your wonderful family with me, thanks for always lending a helping hand whenever I needed one. I will miss you.

Sharon Verden

March 5, 2018

Ed was not just a neighbor for the past 16+ years, he was my friend. Often, I would come home from work to find my grass mowed, a tree cut down, or the storm drain cleared-out. That's just how Ed was; never seeking attention, but always willing to help a friend in need.
Inside of this gentle giant, was a fierce Carolina fan whom I loved to see, I love the Blue Devils. He knew exactly how to push my buttons and make me get all 'worked-up', I'm fairly certain that brought him a lot of joy.
Having you next door always made me feel safe, Ed. I will miss you dear friend. But, I will see you again, dancing on the streets of gold. Until then....

Denny Scruggs

March 5, 2018

I am deeply saddened to learn of Ed's passing. I remember him with great fondness and admired his competitive spirit and tireless energy on the football fields at Garinger HS in the early 60's. To his family I extend our sympathy and prayers. To the Good Lord I ask that he wrap his mighty arms around Eddie and hold him close, he was a good man. I know he will be missed by all that knew him.

Al Wilson

March 4, 2018

I'll never forget Ed...both from Garinger and many years after. We double dated together and had lots of fun. Ed had a great sense of humor and could keep you laughing. I remember having to loan him a book for a class at Garinger and he lost it...since it was in his locker with all his other books. We both laughed that one off.

I tried to find where he was and what he was up to months ago since I had not seen him since 1997 as I had moved out of state. This morning I saw his memorial on the "Remembering our Garinger Friends Facebook" page. Needless to say I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of his passing.

With deepest sympathy I want to express my sincere condolences to Ed's family. No words can take away the pain of his loss as he will be missed but never forgotten!

Al Wilson

Janette (Pegram) Sumner

March 4, 2018

I have fond memories of Eddie from our days at Garinger. We shared a couple of classes and dated a few times. He was always such a nice young man. Loved watching him play football with the Wildcats! Thru the years I would run into his friend Mike Bolick and would always share stories about Eddie. I know he will be missed and always be remembered! Prayers and condolences to his family and friends.