Edward Joseph Morningstar Jr.
1942 - 2013
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Edward J. Morningstar Jr.
Virginia Beach - Edward Joseph Morningstar Jr., passed away in his home on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was born on March 19, 1942. He is remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father, papa, and devoted family man. Edward was retired from the USN, a retired Norfolk Sheriff's Deputy, and a retired A&P Arms concealed weapons instructor. His favorite hobbies and past times included hunting, fishing, amusement parks, and motorcycles.
He is predeceased by his parents Edward, Sr., and Mary Morningstar and two grandsons. He leaves behind his wife Linda Morningstar, three sons, one daughter, nine grandsons, three granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.
Family and friends will be celebrating his life with a memorial service on August 20, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home located at 6329 E. VA Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA. Following the service, burial will be in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA with full military honors. Friends and family of Edward are encouraged and welcome to attend. Condolences may be offered to the family on line at www.woodlawngroup.com.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Aug. 18, 2013.
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August 20, 2013
Great men are few and far between , the ranks have lost a great example and mentor. You are missed but not forgotten. thank you for everything.
Christian Kendall
August 19, 2013
"Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one."
This is a Native American quote that I fell speaks of how Mr. Morningstar would want us to see his life and, passing. Do not be sad. celebreate. I will always remember Mr. Morningstar as a good friend and, a positive and insperational figure in my life and in my friends life. May God Bless all of you. Mr. Morningstar Thank you for the time I got to know you.
Stephen Belvin
August 19, 2013
A true American Hero, the "Old Breed", who said what he thought, did what he had to do and still had a smile on his face. I learned a lot from you and enjoyed our conversations....Fair Winds and Following Seas
James Renteria
August 19, 2013
A great person and mentor to alot of us. You will never be forgotten Ed, thank you for everything.
Trent Williamson
August 18, 2013
Fair winds and following seas shipmate. Rest easy, we have the watch.
David Goodman
August 18, 2013
I was blessed to have met him. I'm honored to have known him.
Maggie Martin
August 18, 2013
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate. You stand relieved.
David Goodman
August 18, 2013
In Memory of my Friend and Mentor, The Lion has Fallen, Safe Harbor My Friend.
Jeffery Bottom
August 18, 2013
Good Night Ed. Ill See you Soon Enough
Jon Flores
August 18, 2013
God bless your family and friends. Know that the man that has left has made a mark in the world through the lives he has effected with his wisdom and good deeds.
Donatoq MAffin
August 18, 2013
Before the shop was re-arranged
Donato Maffin
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