Richard Buddy “Ed” Edrington

December 26, 1946 - February 5, 2011

12/26/1946 - 02/05/2011

Richard Buddy “Ed” Edrington, 64, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ed traveled the world over, both as a member of the U.S. Navy and during his long career in the airline industry. He developed “AOG” (Airplanes On Ground) as a vital service to most major airlines. Over the past ten years, he built and developed his pride and joy, the Jump ‘N Run Plantation, that hosted many friends from far away places, as well as wounded veterans on hunting excursions. Ed is now in the greatest deer stand of all, doing what he loved best; looking out over his fields and loved ones. His heart was as big as his nickname. No better husband, father, brother, or friend was ever known. Rest in peace “Big Ed”.

Ed was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Konradi Edrington; and his sister, Janet McKinney.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marion Hope Phillips Edrington; daughters, Angie Edrington and Lauren Edrington both of Norfolk, VA; father, John Edrington of Aurora, IN; sister, Betty Williard and husband Todd of Smyrna, GA; brother, Bill Edrington and wife Chris of Rushville, IN; many cousins; and many many friends.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at the home of Sarah J. Bunting, 401 Fenner Street, Scotland Neck.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 112 Long Circle, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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