George Edward "Eddie" Womble

george womble

June 19, 1956 ~ May 7, 2023

Born in: Lee County, North Carolina
Resided in: Fletcher, North Carolina

George Edward “Eddie” Womble, 66, of Fletcher, died Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville.

Born in Lee County, North Carolina, he was the husband of Lynn (Robinson) Womble, who was the love of his life. They were together 40 years, having been married October 1, 1983 at Arden Presbyterian Church. Eddie was the son of the late William Bernice and Bertha Geraldine (Sprouse) Womble.

Eddie was a US Navy veteran serving as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Electronic Technician from 1973 to 1976. He was a member of Arden Baptist Church.

Eddie loved to work. When he was building houses, he loved making sawdust and hammering nails, and would often tell the boys” It’s hammer time, boys!”

Eddie was happiest spending time with Lynn, especially on the lake out on the boat. He enjoyed time being able to build things with his family.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by a brother, Wayne Womble and his wife Karen of Fletcher; a sister, Sylvia Jacques and her husband Jay of Donnelly, Idaho; a niece, Heather Phillips; three nephews: Billy Phillips and his wife Regina, Josh Phillips and his wife Brooke, and Ronnie Womble and his wife Lisa; four great-nephews, two great-nieces, and one great-great niece. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Phillips.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Rev. Dwight Basham officiating. Friends will be received following the service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at 2:00 Monday, May 15, 2023 at WNC State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Arden Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 2215 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, NC 28704 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Funeral Service: May 13, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


For those who wish to pay their respects: May 13, 2023 4:00 pm

Room: Vestibule

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Graveside Service: May 15, 2023 2:00 pm - May 8, 2023 2:30 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


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  1. May your hearts be lifted up and your sorrow turned to hope. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  2. Sending you and your family prayers during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss. We love you.

  3. Sending love and prayers during this difficult time to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

  4. Thinking about you Lynn (& Ellen). Your next door neighbors will always remember his sweet smile and friendly wave. 💓

  5. Lynn,
    Lisa and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet, beloved Eddie. We hope that you find peace and understanding in your faith in God. Loss is never an easy road. Please know we are praying for you.
    Our home is always open.

  6. Lynn and Family,
    Beth and I are thinking about you. I know this must be a terribly difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Womble Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in God’s healing love during this difficult time.

  8. Lynn, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  9. Hey Aunt Lynn,
    We just wanted to tell you we are thinking of you and that we love you. We will miss Uncle Eddie. Please take care and let us know if you need anything.
    Love always,
    Josh, Brooke, Kiley & Kason

  10. Our sincere condolences to our friend Wayne and his wife! So very sorry for your loss! Pray God comforts you in this terrible time of need. Praying he lifts you and your family up holds your heart tight today and tomorrow and days ahead in Jesus name Amen! 🙏

  11. Heartfelt sympathy and prayers for you and all your family. The Wombles were special friends to me at Arden.
    Barbara (Horne) Barrier

  12. Sylvia, Wayne & families, my heartfelt sympathy as you mourn the loss of your brother. Many wonderful memories of the 4 Womble and Hare kids playing together. Love to you all! Rest in Peace, Eddie.

  13. Sweet Lynn,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved, Eddie. I remember you speaking of him so lovingly when we worked together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Dana

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