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Eddie Basnight

March 15, 1963 – February 13, 2019

Edward Gray “Eddie” Basnight, 55, of Swan Quarter, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville.

Born March 15, 1963, he was the son of Linda Mooney Basnight and the late William Edward Basnight. He was married to the former Tina Berry, who survives.

Eddie spent his working career as a commercial fisherman, for over thirty-two years he enjoyed being a part of the brotherhood of the Fairfield and Engelhard Volunteer Fire Departments. He had a gift of being able to fix just about anything, he was a welder, diesel mechanic, carpenter, plumber and maintenance man.  Eddie often used his talents to lend a helping hand to his friends.  He loved working on the water and he enjoyed cooking his harvest for his family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Soule Cemetery. Pastor Jerald Craddock will officiate.

In addition to his mother and wife, surviving is a daughter, Laura E. Basnight and fiancée, Tommy Taylor of Swan Quarter; a sister in-law, Cindy B. Mason and husband, David, Jr. of Swan Quarter; a brother in-law, Ricky Berry and wife, Chelsey of Pantego and a nephew, Timothy James Mason of Swan Quarter.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service and other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 133, Fairfield, NC 27826.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter where online sympathy messages can be directed to www.bryanfs.com.

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