Edward E. Lupton, 99, of Beaufort, passed away on September 7, 2019 at Carteret Health Care, following a long illness.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 am Friday, September 13, 2019, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Morehead City.
He was born to Denton Warren and Lydia Gower Lupton on October 19, 1919 in Pantego, NC. He was one of nine children, one of whom died of pneumonia as a child. He proudly served our county in the Army and Navy during WWII, in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. Following the war, Edward attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and graduated with the class of 1951. Edward then worked for the Seaboard Coastline/Norfolk-Southern Railway in Richmond, VA and later in Jacksonville, FL, until his retirement.
He spent his retirement years in Beaufort, NC, near his family. Edward was a member at St. Peter’s Methodist Church and was a great lifelong collector of all things. He knew so much history of his lifetime which he was always eager to share! Edward wanted to make his 100th birthday although the calendar has five weeks, he reached his 100th milestone by our family. He believed the secret to long life was due to being single and never having children of his own, a joke which he enjoyed telling! Edward will be sorrowfully missed, but his stories will live on with his family and friends.
Edward leaves behind many nieces, nephews and other family and friends with many wonderful memories and interesting stories of time spent with him over the years.
A special thanks to Sandy, who was with him the past several years and Mamie, who helped him with his banking, and other family and friends who helped him as well.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Edward’s name to St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 111 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557.
St. Peter's United Methodist Church
111 Hodges Street, Morehead City NC 28557