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Edwin Fenner

October 8, 1956 ~ December 13, 2018 (age 62)

Edwin Ferebee Fenner, Sr., 62, of Wilson and Elm City, died on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Edwin's memorial service will be at noon on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N . The service will be officiated by Dr. Thomas J. Watkins of First Presbyterian Church and followed by a Celebration of his life at the Elks Lodge, 2814 Fieldstream Drive N.

He was a son of William Eaton Fenner and Jeanne Tucker Fenner, was born on October 8, 1956 in Dallas, Texas.  He grew up in Wilson and graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School in 1974. He earned his B.S. in Economics from NC State University, where he was elected to membership in Phi Eta Sigma national honor society for academic excellence.  In 2001, he earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from Barton College.

Edwin was employed by and retired from the State of North Carolina as a computer analyst.

His greatest love was for his family and his spiritual growth, but the highlight of his life was the birth of two sons. He was a kind, generous, and doting father who through his teachings and guidance, achieved his ultimate goal of knowing his sons had grown to be men of honor.

Edwin was predeceased by his beloved parents and darling sister, Ashley.

He is survived by brothers, William Eaton Fenner, Jr. of Wilson and Thomas Shaw Fenner (Karen) of Maryland; sister Elizabeth Heyward Fenner of Wilson; sons, Edwin Ferebee Fenner, Jr. (Kathleen) of Raleigh and Thomas L. Tharrington (Chassie) of St. Croix,V.I.  He had several nieces, nephews, and one great-niece.

The family gratefully acknowledges the care provided to Edwin by Gillian Cunningham, Emily Mercer and the staffs at Wilson Assisted Living and Heritage Retirement Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI, PO Box 49104, Baltimore MD 21297) or the organization of your choice. 

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