Everette Ernest “Eddie” Cary

Published 10:45 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Everette Ernest “Eddie” Cary, 79, of Crawley, WV died July 23, 2019 while vacationing at the Outer Banks. Mr. Cary born in Clifton Forge, Va. on June 11, 1940. Eddie was the son of the late E.B. Cary and Virginia Schleusener Cary of White Sulphur Springs, WV, and brother, Colonel James Cary, aged 76 of Highland, Calif.

Mr. Cary is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gilda Burns Cary, children Eric Burns (Crawley), Jennifer Cary (Salem, Va.), Lisa Hill, (Crawley); Kimberly Burns, (Crawley); Tara Burns, (Crawley); Debbie Ann Young, (White Sulphur Springs), Nicole Cary (Crawley), Steve Johnston (Crawley), 12 grandchildren and extended family.

Mr. Cary graduated from White Sulphur High School in June 1958, attended Greenbrier Military School, Lewisburg, WV and Concord College, Athens, WV. Mr. Cary entered military service at Fort Jackson, SC, on October 23, 1961 and after completing basic training, he received his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. as a Construction Engineer Machine Operator and a Bulldozer Operator with duty at Fort Belvoir, Va. and the Federal Republic of Germany. Mr. Cary left military service in June 1965. He served his country with great distinction; his awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Reserve Component Achievement Medal.

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He owned and operated several businesses in his lifetime including a trucking company, a very successful mobile home sales, a pager company and lastly, for 33 years Republic Ambulance Service in Low Moor, Va. Mr. Cary’s business acumen was without question or peer.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.