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Joseph Edward "Ed" Addington

August 2, 1926 April 21, 2019
Joseph Edward "Ed"  Addington
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Obituary for Joseph Edward "Ed" Addington

Joseph Edward “Ed” Addington went to Heaven on Resurrection Sunday, April 21, 2019. Born in Wise County, VA, August 2, 1926 he was the son of the late Joseph Jackson Addington and Ethel Perkins Addington.

Ed served in the United States Army in WWII as a Combat Engineer. One of his jobs was to enter Hiroshima after the A Bomb was dropped, before they understood the long effects of radiation. He was a true example of "the great generation". With limited education he became an outstanding electrician and foreman working in the shipyard in Virginia.

He was retired from Pittston Coal Company where he was a mine superintendent. This was accomplished through common sense and hard work. Qualities that are rare today. He was a dedicated Christian of the Pentecostal faith and member of the Harman Freewill Baptist Church. In his younger years Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing and lakeing. Later in life he liked to work in his garden, but most of all he loved going to church. A loving Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather and Great Great-Grandfather.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Emma Jean Skeens Addington, son, Edward Eugene Addington; daughter, Lucille McClanahan; step sons, Billy Joe Elswick, Mark Elswick; sisters, Shirley Joyce, Marie Smith, Jean Eure, his brother Dallas Addington, and son-in-law Jamie Scott.

He is survived by his daughters, Tammy (Michael) Fletcher of Grundy, VA, Pamela (Ralph) Monk of Claypool Hill, VA; sons, Bobby Harold (Roxanne) Addington of Racine, WI, Dean (Kathy) Addington of Wise, VA; step daughters, Melissa Elswick Davis of Grundy, VA, Nancy (Roy) Sims of Chattanooga, TN; step son, Gregory Todd (Susan) Elswick of Grundy, VA; sister, Juanita Smith of Clinton, TN and his brother Jack D. Addington of Richlands, VA.

He was also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Home going services for Joseph Edward Addington will be conducted Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Harman Freewill Baptist Church, Harman, VA with Pastor Jerry Alley, Pastor Eddie Wilson, Reverend Ronnie Sliger and Reverend Josh Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, VA.
Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the Harman Freewill Baptist Church after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday where evening service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Full Military Rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post #164 and the VFW Post #7360 of Grundy, VA.
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The family of Joseph Edward Addington have entrusted the care of their loved on to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM 4/24/2019 6:00:00 PM
Harman Freewill Baptist Church

Harman, VA 24614

Service will be at 7:00 p.m.

Harman Freewill Baptist Church
Harman Harman 24614 VA
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 4/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
Harman Freewill Baptist Church

Harman, VA 24614

Harman Freewill Baptist Church
Harman Harman 24614 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Greenhills Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy Cedar Bluff 24609 VA
United States

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