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Bertis Gene Eden

Born: Fri., Apr. 4, 1941
Died: Sat., Jun. 24, 2017

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Wed., Jun. 28, 2017
Location: Kennedy Funeral Home

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Bertis Gene Eden passed away at home in Robbins, North Carolina on June 24, 2017, at the age of 76.

Bert is preceded in death by his mother, Florence Wilcox and his father, Bertis Eden.

Bert Eden is survived by the mother of his children, Brenda Peake of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Bert is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kimberly Eden of Jackson Springs and Christina Eden Williams and her husband Spencer Williams of Robbins, North Carolina. He has four grandchildren; Ashley Giles (and her significant other Scott Baylor),  Brianna Giles. and Cierra Daniel, all of Robbins, North Carolina; Brent Eden of Jackson Springs, North Carolina and one great-granddaughter,  Teegan Baylor and great-grandson Nathaniel Baylor of Robbins, North Carolina.

Bert was born in Martin, Kentucky on April 4th of 1941. He graduated from high school and joined the military where he went on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Business.  He had been stationed in Massachusetts, West Virginia, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, and he had a tour of duty in Vietnam and 3 tours of duty in Germany. He retired August of 1980 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina after 21 years of dedicated service. During his years of service he earned the National Defense Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; ‘4’ Bronze Service Stars; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Good Conduct Medal (7th Award); and an Air Medal. Bert became a Mason while stationed in Michigan.

After retiring from the military as a Sergeant Major, he went on to work as a Claims Adjuster; later opening his own business, Cardinal Claims Service. Mr. Eden operated his business for several years in Texas and later in North Carolina.

During his lifetime, Mr. Eden lived in multiple states and enjoyed visiting local sites. Bert enjoyed watching NASCAR & wrestling; going boating and fishing, camping in his motor home and vacationing with his family in Myrtle Beach. He loved dogs, especially his two Shih Tzu’s Mikey and Cindy.

Services will be held at Kennedy Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5 pm with visitation following services. The service will be conducted by The Reverend Junior McPherson, of Ellerbe, North Carolina.

The graveside service will be held the following day at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, where Mr. Eden will be buried with full military honors.


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Ann Poplin
   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
Mr. Eden was such a pleasure, a kind and gracious presence. I loved his sense of humor, and I count him among a handful of my favorite patients.

Linda Giles Emmons
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family. Bert was a wonderful and kind man.

   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Mr. Eden was one of a kind I really enjoyed taking care of him. I will truly miss him. And to the family you all were wonderful caregivers to him and I know you all will truly miss him as well but it's a blessing he is not any any more pain or discomfort. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers doing this difficult time and the days and months ahead. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of Mr. Bert's care team. And may God continue to give you comfort and peace. Erica,CNA

Lisa Jarrell Price
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
My deepest condolences to you all. During the years when he worked with Dad, he was at our home just as much as my own dad. He was a very funny and sweet man and was always there to ask how our day was, offer help and give a hug. Love you all and I am praying that God will comfort you in the times to come.

Roy & Joni Jarrell
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Bert, We will miss our phone conversations and the great memories we have of when we worked together, and the trips we made. Always a great friend. RIP our friend. Roy, Joni, and Family.

Brandon Key
   Posted Thu June 29, 2017
I'm sadened to hear of your loss. Bert was always a great friend to me and he will be truly missed.