Eddie Arnold Clark
1944 - 2020
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Eddie Arnold Clark

Leicester - Eddie Arnold Clark, 76, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Letch and Haddie Clark, brothers Paul and Tom, and sisters Maude King, Gladys King and Glada King.

Eddie was a lifelong resident of the Leicester area and a 1962 graduate of Leicester High School. Eddie was involved with the Erwin and Leicester Youth Leagues for more than 40 years. He was a baseball umpire and attended several Southeastern games and World Series Youth games.

He was an avid golfer and loved to play several times a week with his golfing buddies and loved to watch golf on tv. He was a NASCAR fan and an all around sports fan both of college and professional leagues.

He was a member of the Teamsters Local 61 and retired from ABF Freight Systems in 2000. He loved to be around his family and friends, and loved spending time with his grandkids and dog Coal.

Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce; son, Eddie, Jr.; daughter, Karen Redmon (Dean); grandchildren, Jake and Anna Clark, and Derek Lamb; brother, Bill Clark; special nephew, Billy (Bub) Clark (Connie); and several nieces and nephews, and a very special Poodle dog, Coal.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church, Newfound Rd., Leicester, NC. The Rev. Billy Clark will officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family will meet and greet friends after the service. Masks are preferred.

The family would like to thank the staff on 4th Floor ICU Mission Hospital for their loving care and support of Eddie.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family. The online memorial is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.






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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss Eddie was a special man and was well respected by all my thoughts and prayers are with Joyce , Eddie Jr, and Karen and the grandchildren is this terrible time .
Sherlene Morton
Friend
November 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Eddie was a great mentor and coach for my boys and a good friend to us both. So enjoyed our years together in the youth league. Praying for you all during this time.
Danny and Jeanie Campbell
Jeanie Campbell
Friend
November 19, 2020
Joyce,Karen,and Eddie Jr. so sorry to hear this about Eddie passing may GOD comfort each one of you and give y’all strength during this sad time. Take comfort — those who love will be reunited in eternity!! May GOD’S love make your grief bearable!! GOD BLESS YA’LL and all the family. My Lisa was upset too!!
Sandra & Arnold Franklin
Friend
November 19, 2020
Eddie was a good man and coach to me. May he rest in peace and may God comfort his loved ones.
David E. Bradley
Friend
November 19, 2020
Dear family I am so very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. I pray the Holy Spirit of God will embrace you all in His loving, and comforting arms during this time. I worked with Eddie for many years at ABF Freight System. He was and still is a good man remember the Bible says "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". God Bless You All
Ricky Netherton
Coworker
November 18, 2020
Joyce, Eddie, Jr., and Karen, so sad to hear of Eddie's passing. We have so many fond memories of the fun times on the baseball fields with Eddie coaching Ray, Jr. and Mark. We will keep all of you close in our hearts and prayers during this sad time.

Ray and Janie Wallace
Ray and Janie Wallace
Friend
November 18, 2020
So sad to hear about Eddie. Just a good example of the old saying " Bad things happen to good people". Eddie will surely be missed by not only his family but by all his friends. Kenny and Linda Reed
Kenny Reed
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