January 11, 1950 ~ January 8, 2021

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Edward L. (Eddie) Holcombe, 70, passed away unexpectedly at home January 8, 2021.

He was the son of Arnold W. and Alice O. Holcombe. He is survived by sister, Janie Holcombe of Weaverville, and special friends, Joann Moore of Asheville, and Danny and Linda Bradley of Candler.

Eddie graduated from Enka High School, class of 1968, and was active in alumni events.

He was the former owner of Eastside Auto Parts in Swannanoa, and at the time of his death was employed at Asheville Chevrolet. He was an avid car show participant and participated annually in the Eblen Charity Toy Run.

He was a good man, good brother, and good friend to many. There is no greater legacy.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Eblen Charities Toy Run, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. From all of us at Asheville Chevrolet Parts Department. Eddie you’ll be missed so much !
    We feel like we lost a member of our family.

  2. I love you Eddie and will miss you every day. You were my best friend and I will cherish all the laughs and times we spent together. I thank God that I was a part of your life. You will be dearly missed but when I think of you, I will smile.

  3. RIP my good friend. Always called you Hook, since High School. Will miss your positive attitude and great friendship. Our class and community has lost an outstanding individual.

  4. Eddie was a true friend to the whole Mckinney family. We had many good times traveling the roads when we went drag racing together as a group. He will be missed by many . RIP East Side Eddie !šŸ™šŸ™

  5. He will be missed, he was a Great Guy with a love for cars. Sending our thoughts and Prayers to the family.
    Bob & Kim Hoenigman

  6. So sorry to hear this. We always seemed to seek each other out at car shows and just talk, that will be missed also. R.I.P. ole friend…

  7. Always had a smile, NEVER a harsh word ….. Whenever there was an event he could use his love of cars to help someone, Eddie would be there ….. Rest in Peace Eddie … We’ll try and continue to help others as you would have …..

  8. Eddie left this world a far better place by being here for the rest of us! Eddie never had a harsh word, always positive. He was always up for an auto related road trip and reminiscing about past adventures, a true great friend! He will be missed, Thanks for the memories!

  9. I cannot begin to thank Eddie for allowing me to be his friend. He will be missed and cherished. He was a GREAT man. Memories will bring smiles. Thanks Eddie for the memories.

  10. Eddie Holcombe was one of the good guys. My deepest sympathies to you, Janie. Iā€™m so glad you had a brother like Eddie.

  11. Eddie was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. Just being with him or on the phone was a blessing. I love
    you Eddie.

  12. Janie – just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you at this time. Yes, Eddie was a really good guy. Glad for the special memories his friends are sharing with you. Time has a way of getting away from us but those memories will last and last. Take care and know you are thought about often. Phyllis McKinney Jamison

  13. I have known Eddie since probably the day I was born and words can not convey how much he will be missed. Many of my best memories growing up included him. Playing hide and seek at his house, sledding down his front yard, doing some chicken coop drag racing with him. Even as I grew up and moved away he was always there when I came back. I took for granted that he would always be there and I will miss him dearly. Eddie l hope you drag race all the way to heaven.

  14. I just heard this Eddie you will be missed very much one of the best persons l have ever known Heaven has gained our loss Thank you Eddie for being my friend for the past 40 yrs. RIP Eastside Eddie till we meet again

  15. How lucky Janie is to have had Eddie as a brother and how lucky we have been to call him our friend. What a kind and gentle spirit who will long be remembered.

  16. Eddie was a positive and caring friend. We are all better for having known him, and can keep his memory alive by showing kindness to everyone.

  17. Thoughts and prayers go out for you and loved ones Eddie. Will always remember your kindness and smile. Save a place for us old friend. Till we meet again.


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