WENDELL – Edwin “Eddie” Lee Shartzer, 62, passed away on Wednesday. He was born in Daviess County in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Marshall C. & Reba Hayes Shartzer. Eddie faithfully and honorably served our country for 21 years and retired as an Officer from the United States Navy. After retiring, Eddie worked as a carpenter by performing home improvements and building furniture. He had a passion for grilling, especially brisket and barbecue, and generously shared his meals with people in need, friends, family, and businesses. He also worked for Stock Building Company in Raleigh, NC and AgriSupply in Garner, NC. Eddie was a caretaker by nature and had a generous soul. Eddie is dearly loved by his family and will be in our hearts forever. God bless you, Eddie. He is preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Gayle Shartzer.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Setsuko Shartzer; sons, Kenny Taylor (Debbie) and Mike Taylor; daughters, Junie Murphy (Vinnie), Lynne Taylor, and Donna Morris; brothers, Marshall Shartzer, Jr., and John Shartzer (Tina); sisters, Sheila L’Italien (Maurice), Teresa Orrico, Rita Shartzer, and Marsha Shartzer.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St, Wendell. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Entombment will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 809 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591. www.stricklandfuneral.com