Eddie Gabriel (Customer Service Manager)
Date: February 26, 2010 07:31PM
Sad news from Verne Crisp & Donnie Martin & Wayne Rankin of Eddie Gabrielâ€™s passing. . . . . .
This from Verne: I understand that Ed Gabriel was found dead in his driveway in Fletcher, NC this morning (2-24-2010). Perhaps a heart attack while putting out the trash. I believe that Ed was hired at HKY, he worked for me at AVL as a customer service manager. My email inbox is full right now as I've been in the hospital for the past 10 days, but doing much better now. I will have my email straightened out by tomorrow and should be able to receive mail once again.
Fletcher â€“ Edward Lee Gabriel, 73, of Fletcher, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at his residence. Born on August 31, 1936 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Herbert Smith Gabriel and Georgia Edwards Gabriel. He was a member of Smyrna Church in Catawba and retired after 30 years from Piedmont Airlines in Asheville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Gabriel. He is survived by his brother, Wendell Gabriel and his wife, Marilyn, of Sherrills Ford; niece, Donna O'Neill and her husband, Mike; nephew, Herbie Gabriel and his wife, Patty; and great-nephew, Michael Lee Alex Willis.
A Service of remembrance will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, at Smyrna Church, 6770 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba, with the Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the Gabriel family at www.drumfuneralhome.com
The Gabriel family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, N.C.