Edward Clifton Beach, Jr.

Published 12:15 pm Friday, November 10, 2023

Edward Clifton Beach, Jr.
Oct. 27, 1970 – Nov. 5, 2023

WILLIAMSTON — Eddie graduated from Williamston High School in 1989. He served in the Army, BRAVO COMPANY, as an Aircraft Power Plant Repairer Specialist, from 1990-1996. He did his basic training at Fort Jackson, later serving at Fort Hood and Fort Campbell. He also completed two tours of duty in Korea. When Eddie came home from the service, he worked for Wilson Tree Company, NCDOT Beaufort County Maintenance for seventeen years, and was currently employed by Asplundh Tree Services.

Eddie is survived by his siblings, nieces, and nephews. Brother: Theo Beach and wife Sue of Raleigh, NC. Sisters: Angela Beach Silverthorne and husband Dallas of Virginia Beach, VA, and Mitzi Kukahiko and husband Ike from Washington, North Carolina. Nephews: Chase Edward Beach, wife Baishakhi, son Presley Edward and daughter Nyla; T.J. Beach, wife Hillary, and son Theo; Corey Edward Beach and daughter Geneva; Luke Beach, wife Kelsey, and son Jayce. Nieces: Tia Silverthorne Bach, husband Edward, and daughters Jackie, Reagan, Maddie; Tara Silverthorne Carter, husband Brian, and daughters Dani, Grace, Allyson; Dana Silverthorne Newbrough, husband Keith, and daughters Samantha, Sydney, and son Hudson; and Victoria Kukahiko.

Eddie loved family. If anyone needed help, he was always ready to go and serve. He made sure to call family members often to check on them and make sure they were okay. He loved old movies and 80s’ and 90s’ music. He would often send his favorite movie clip or music video to his siblings, nieces, and nephews, wording his find as “the best ever” for their enjoyment.

Eddie’s nephew, Corey, remembers, “When it comes to my uncle Eddie, I think of a wet stone to truly describe the person he is and was. One half of him was rough and sharp that he used to teach me the hard lessons of life. The other half was fine and smooth, honing out my rough parts with compassion and care.

“I had many first experiences with my uncle throughout my whole life,” Chase shares. “He gave me my first beer when I was 14. He took me out on a cold winter night to teach me how to perform the 3-point turn so I could pass the driving test the next day (I had already failed it twice). He and I went to my first NFL game in Philadelphia, where his Broncos lost to my Eagles (that was an interesting ride back home that day). These are a few of many memories I cherish of spending time with my uncle. He taught me the meaning of family and sacrifice. He was the most selfless man I knew and would do anything to help his family, even it hurt him in some way. He truly loved his family above anything else. Thank you Eddie for helping me become the man I am and for being the dad I never had”.

Eddie’s niece, Tia, recalls, “No one could match Eddie’s humor. He was always cracking jokes and had the best chuckle and smile. Eddie would be a total goofball for a laugh. He loved movies and entertainment. And he loved his family and wanted all of us to be in his sphere.”

Eddie, we little knew that day, God was going to call your name. In life we love you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories; your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. (The Broken Chain).Arrangements by

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory.  Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.