FEATHERS, Eddie Max, 78, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away peacefully on January 7, 2013 to be with his Lord and Savior, and the love of his life, his wife, Shirley Jean Feathers, who preceded him in death 24 years earlier. They had been married January 21, 1967 for 22 beautiful years. To pay homage to this union and to celebrate his life, we will hold the memorial for Eddie Max Feathers on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at MCC Richmond, 2501 Park Ave., Richmond, Va., 23220. Immediately following, friends and family are invited to share in refreshments as we also share in memories and the love and support of and for each other. The address and directions will be given at the church following the services. In lieu of flowers, it has been requested that donations be sent to SPCA. Eddie was the son of John Edward Feathers and Cora Feathers Wheeler. He was preceded in death by his sister, Myrtle Widner and survived by his older brother, Fred "Buddy" Feathers. He is also survived by one daughter, Billie Jean Feathers, three stepsons, Franklin, Ronald and Richard Brooks. He had 10 grandchildren, Lindsey and Rebecca Garrett, Michelle, Claire, Jamie and Zachary Brooks, Michael and Emily Brooks, Ian and Christopher Orndorff and four great-grandchildren. He was especially blessed to be so close to his nieces and nephews as well, Beverly and Douglas Widner, Debbie Simpson, Pat Cumberland, John Feathers, Cindy Patterson, Lori Morse, Sharon Rawls, and Jill Adams. Diane, David, Mark and Erik Wilson. He had the special gift to be able to relate to everyone and it's unique as well as extraordinary that his three best friends, Skip Thompson, Sharon Widner and Beverly Marino were a couple of generations his junior. It has often been said that there was never anyone that Eddie didn't love, and in turn that there was never anyone that didn't love Eddie. Eddie had a career working for Natkin and Co., Mechanical Contractors as an equipment supervisor. He enlisted in the National Guard before he was old enough and when that tour was up, enlisted in the Army, 101 Airborne, spending that tour of duty in Korea. He loved the Casinos after his wife passed away, teasing and playing harmless pranks on his family, doting on his cat, Max and as always, waiting for the time when he could be reunited with the love of his life.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.