Edwin “Eddie” Miller Clarke, 82, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Eddie was born on May 11, 1939, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Hal Wade Clarke and Nettie Miller Clarke. He graduated from Celeste Henkel High School and served in the U.S. Army. On May 25, 1991, he married his wife Linda Kay Hedrick Clarke, who survives. He loved his farm, caring for his beef cattle and flowers, and fixing and selling old cars and antiques. He was always on the hunt for a good yard sale and he loved finding a good deal.

In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Wade Clarke, and brother, Thomas Hal Clarke.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Hedrick Clarke; daughter, Tina Fox; granddaughter, Amber Fox; great grandchildren, Kynleigh Johnson and Roman Johnson; sister, Marianna Sloan (Stephen); and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Clarke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Troutman Funeral Home on Monday, June 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with service to follow at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bill Mason officiating. Burial will follow the service at Shiloh Presbyterian Church with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital at, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County at, 2347 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.