John Edwin Dilbeck

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John Edwin Dilbeck, age 87, of Cumming passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Buckhead, Aug. 18, 1928. He is predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret English Dilbeck; and his first wife, Eva Echols Dilbeck; and stepson, Steve Sherfey.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn Dilbeck; and two children, Susan Dilbeck Turner (John), and Reverend Timothy M. Dilbeck (Karen); his five grandchildren, Eddie Turner, Katherine Turner, Ty Dilbeck (Caroline), Jonathan Dilbeck, and Hamilton Dilbeck; sister, Dianne Dilbeck Collier (Jim); and six nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his stepchildren, Sol Sherfey, Stephanie Soares, Scott Sherfey, Susan Sullivan; eight stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Ed owned and operated Wieuca Cleaners and Laundry for 41 years. After retirement he had time to enjoy his favorite hobby, restoring antique automobiles, and he and his wife traveled extensively. He took great pride in the fact that he was a fourth generation Atlantan. He learned to play the piano at an early age and was the organist at the church where he grew up. Later he was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, and his faith was very important to him throughout his life. His generosity knew no bounds and he never turned a blind eye when confronted with a need. He enjoyed music and enlivened many family occasions with his piano playing and wry sense of humor. His interests included real estate, home building and restoration, farming, cooking, antiques, and the beach. He was a much loved husband, brother, father, and grandfather, and will be greatly missed.
Services were held Thursday, Feb. 5, at Patterson's Arlington Chapel with the Rev. Timothy M. Dilbeck officiating.
H.M. Patterson and Son is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel
173 Allen Road Ne | Sandy Springs, GA 30328 | (404) 851-9900
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