OBITUARY

Winfred Eddins

November 16, 1914June 19, 2013

Winfred “Winnie” Eddins, 98, of Culpeper passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community. He was born November 16, 1914 in Greene County to Thomas Clingman Eddins and Martha Graves Eddins. Winnie was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. Winnie was a well-loved member of the Culpeper community, serving in the Jaycees and Masonic Lodge, and was an active member and Treasurer of the Culpeper United Methodist Church for many years. He co-owned and operated the Nehi Bottling Company of Culpeper with his partner Mac Thomas from 1948-1978. He was a founding member of the Country Club of Culpeper. Winnie enjoyed golfing, wood working, card games, square dancing, neighborhood town ball games, and was a great fan of practical jokes. Although a virus reduced his voice to a whisper many years ago, his gracious character and acts of kindness spoke volumes. Thousands of Winnie’s small hand-crafted wooden crosses have been handed out all around the world, a fact that gave him much joy during his lifetime. Winnie was preceded in death by his wife Pamela Hitt Eddins and is survived by his three children, Cheryl Eddins Walker and her husband, Philip of Culpeper; Darlene Schrack Johnson and her husband, Mark of Alexandria; and Winfred “Eddie” Eddins, Jr. and his wife, Julie of Richmond; grandchildren Stephen Walker, Kevin Walker, Jason Walker, Jonathan Walker, Scott Schrack, Emily Schrack, Alison Eddins, and Hannah Eddins and great-grandchildren Tyler Walker, Michelle Walker, Jacob Walker, Bethany Walker, and Judah Walker. Funeral services will be held at the Culpeper United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m. with interment in the Culpeper Masonic Cemetery. Dr. Randy Orndorff and Rev. Robert Donnelly will conduct the service. The family will receive friends at the Clore-English Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Dr., Culpeper, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the World Vision (worldvision.org) or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA. 22901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701. Online condolences may be offered by visiting clore-english.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 22, 2013
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Kelly Brown

June 23, 2013

Although I did not know Mr. Eddins personally, I remember reading articles about him in the Culpeper Star Exponent by his daughter Cheryl. I felt like I knew him and was sad to read of his passing away to be with Jesus. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time. Matthew 5:4

Lori S. Edwards

June 23, 2013

Cheryl,
You are in my prayers and thoughts now. You had a wonderful Dad!!!!

Darrell & Ann Nygaard

June 22, 2013

Some people make a huge difference. Winnie was one of those people. He always made you feel good about yourself and never put anyone down in order to build himself up. How fortunate we were to have him for so many years. Rest in peace Winnie. We all love you!

Betty Jo Troiano

June 22, 2013

Darlene, Cheryl and Eddie, I'm so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such an amazing man. I remember coming over and playing on the Nehi trucks, drinking grape Nehi and playing stick ball. Your house was the place in the neighborhood where all the kids loved to come. I have such fond memories of all the nights I spent there growing up. I think of you all often.

Jamey Weakley

June 22, 2013

Dear Cheryl, Darlene & Eddie,
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families. Losing your parents is losing a part of yourself. But we are indeed blessed to have memories that keep them alive in our hearts until our reunion. May God hold each of you close, bringing you comfort and peace.

Ken and Edith Anderson

June 22, 2013

Cheryl please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Tammy Breeden

June 22, 2013

Cheryl,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love
Tammy & Robert Breeden
Jenny Breeden
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Jenny Breeden

June 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Steve Southard

June 21, 2013

Cheryl, Darlene, Eddie, and families,

So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was a fine man and enjoyed a long life. He will be missed in the community. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Laura Reams-Fitzgerald

June 21, 2013

I am so sad to hear of Winnie's passing. He was indeed a gentleman. I met (and hugged) him many times while visiting my Mom at the Baptist Home. Keep all those beautiful memories close. My best to you all.

P.S. I love the slide show!