Swansboro- Edward Patrick Rotchford, Jr., age 62, passed away Sunday December 9, 2018 in Okinawa, Japan. He was born May 2, 1956 in Oceanside, CA son of the late, Edward Patrick Rotchford, Sr. and Ila Bennett Rotchford.
Ed faithfully served his country in the US Navy, became a C.P.A., received a Master’s in Biblical Studies and then began his career as a Comptroller in civil service.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 12:30 PM at Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro with Pastor George Robinson, officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends Monday January 14, 2019 from 6-8PM at the funeral home. The American Legion Post 364, in Virginia, will host a memorial service on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Baldwin Rotchford ; daughters, Melanie Thurmond of GA and Jennifer Rotchford of NC; son, Joshua Rotchford of LA; grandchildren, Elllie Brown, Sophia Brown, Ila Brown, Savannah Thurmond, Bella Thurmond, Ethan Thurmond, Elijah Rotchford, and Ethan Rotchford; sisters, Mary Rotchford , Ruth Rotchford , and Ann Rotchford of NC; brothers, Clifford Rotchford, Joseph Rotchford, and Paul Rotchford of NC.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 999, Jacksonville NC 28541-0999.
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