John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son; that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Mr. C. Edward Napier, Jr., 60 years and 6 days, departed this life and began his heavenly life on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Ed was born in Norton, VA, but lived most of his life in Kingsport, Tennessee. Ed was the son of Frances Griffin Napier and the late C. Edward Napier Sr.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, his devotion to his family and friends was tireless as was his faith in God. Ed was a member of Boy Scout Troop 86, Kingsport, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Ed mentored children through the Odyssey of the Mind program, Kingsport.
He had a passion for racing and was a traveling team member with Jerry Gulley Racing and also with Rod Collins Racing.
His career as an electrical instrumentation designer had him working with various companies, including Fluor Daniel, Inc., Raytheon, Bechtel Corp., Parsons Engineering, Alstom, and retired from Mesa Associates, Inc. in 2011 Ed worked on various projects all over the United States, including TVA plant sites, with passion and dedication.
Ed was a born again Christian and baptized Christmas Day 1994 at Snow Memorial Baptist Church. Ed was an active member of Trinity Baptist Church for 15 years. Ed was involved in many capacities within the church, including member of the Kingdom Sunday School class, Audio, Visual & Lighting, Personnel Committee, Building Planning Committee, Building and Grounds Committee and Stewardship Committee.
Surviving in addition to his mother: His faithful wife of 16 years, Pamela King Napier; as well as the mother of his daughter, Linda Patterson Bowlin, Rogersville, TN; daughter, Tobie Campbell, Johnson City, step-son, Jeff McCorkle and wife, Lorie, Elizabethton; grandsons, Isaac Osborne and Ryan Osborne, Johnson City, step-granddaughter, Sophia McCorkle, Elizabethton, a sister, Judy Cody and husband, Bill, Mt. Carmel; niece, Laura Quinto and husband, Dean, Marietta, GA, nephew, Chris Myers, Kingsport; grand nieces, Ava andMya Quinto, Marietta, GA; and several beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration service of the life of C. Edward Napier, Jr. will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church, Jonesborough, with Dr. Mark Harrod officiating.
The family will receive friends between 6 and 8 at Trinity Baptist Church with service to follow.
Family and friends are asked to meet at Washington County Memory Gardens Mausoleum on Monday, March 12, for the committal service at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Chris Myers, Otha and Rob King, Darrell Hollins, Billy Osborne, Joey Smith, Roger Hixson and Tony Maden. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Warren Jones, Dr. Scott MacDonald, Dr. Mike Hodge, Tim Cutshall, Tony Fink, Jeff Stout, Mike Whitt, and Isaac and Ryan Osborne.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 99, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659; or The Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast TN Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1050, Johnson City, TN 37604.
Memories and online condolences to the Napier family, www.morrisbaker.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Ave., Johnson City. (423) 282-1521