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Edward James Strack, March 3, 1937~April 9, 2017

Version 2Edward James Strack, 80, of Fayetteville, AR. formerly of Manning, SC, died April 9, 2017 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1937 in Cortland, N.Y. to James Louis and Anna Knolls Strack. He retired from Eastman Kodak.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Kelly Strack of the home; one son, Matthew Strack ( Susan) of Horseheads, NY; one daughter, Susan Thielman (Andrew) of Fayetteville, AR; one sister, Janice Talbot (John) of Macedon, NY; and 8 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Ridgeview Baptist Church with Pastor Al Gebauer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church, 1850 E. Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR. 72701 or to the Potter’s House, P.O. Box 3014, Fayetteville, AR. 72702.

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    Judy & Buddy Cate » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, so sorry for your loss. Enjoyed knowing you and Ed while you lived at Wyboo. Your an inspiration to me with all that you did for church and community, and taking care of Ed. May his soul rest in peace.

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    Lynda & Tom Massey » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila AND FAMILY, LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT AND THE PRINCE OF PEACE TO STRENGTHEN, ENCOURAGE, COMFORT AND GIVE YOU JOY. WE LOVE YOU DEARLY, AND KNOW OUR FRIEND ED IS WITH THE LORD. XXXOOO PRAYERFULLY, MASSEYS IN MANNING, SC

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    BOB & PHYLLIS QUELETTE » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila… sad to hear of Ed’s passing. Without all the cliches regarding losing a loved one, we celebrate and remember Ed in his “better days”. We pray that God will send you all the great memories and blessings you and your family remember of your loved one.

    The Wake

    At a wake the other day,
    I said goodbye to a friend,
    It’s hard to know what to say,
    When comes time at the end.

    I can still see his face,
    Remembering times together,
    Warming smile and soft humor,
    Jokes about family and the weather.

    Seems all too often now,
    I’m bidding farewell to another,
    One who has shared my life,
    A companion, a friend, a brother.

    As we spend our earthly time,
    And wend through all our years,
    The times we laugh and times we cry,
    And trying to overcome our fears.

    It’s the friends that we gather,
    Along the course of our earthly road,
    Those who lovingly care,
    And who unselfishly ease our load.

    Truly treasures are these,
    Ever so distressing to bereave,
    To say goodbye for now,
    As this their mortal path they leave

    But, we, as God’s children,
    Are bound by his celestial design,
    To serve each others needs.
    As our corporal legacy we define.

    While here we build upon grace,
    And anticipate reunion,
    When at this world’s cessation,
    Once again we’re in communion.

    R.E. Quelette 2011

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    Norm Sefton » 11. Apr, 2017

    Shelia My Heart goes out to you and your family. I’ll always remember Ed and his love for the Hat & Wyboo Norm

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    DAVID S. HUNT » 11. Apr, 2017

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s death. We know that just as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection,
    we can also celebrate Ed’s resurrection, as we know that Ed & you loved Jesus. David & I were
    certainly honored when Ed stood as best man for David during our wedding almost 13 years ago.
    What a joy it was to know Ed during your time at Wyboo. We send our love and prayers to you
    Sheila and to your entire family. Love in Christ, David & Nancy Hunt

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    Leslie » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, I was saddened to hear about Ed. I pray that you and your family find peace and calm in fond memories and good friends.

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    Thomas L Harvin » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, we’re so sorry for your loss.. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Cheryl Cassidy » 11. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, I am so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. I look back fondly at the times we spent together and helping me through some very rough times. I thank both of you for encouraging me to attend EBC where I grew in my Christian faith. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Cheryl

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    Susan Barb » 12. Apr, 2017

    Shiela, so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Janette Elliott » 12. Apr, 2017

    Ms. Sheila, I think about you and Ed often since completing my clinical rotation in Fayetteville this Spring. Ed was one of my most favorite patients, and your sweet spirit and strength (and amazing ham salad) are something I will never forget. I am so thankful for the opportunity to have met you both. I am praying for extra peace and comfort for you and your family in this season.

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    Name » 13. Apr, 2017

    Hi Sheila: My Mom just let be know about Ed’s passing. I just want you to know how very much I enjoyed you letting me help care for the two of you while you lived here in Manning. I can honestly say that it always brightened my day when either one or both of you would come into my office. Please know that Mom and I both have you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Name » 13. Apr, 2017

    Hi Sheila: My Mom just let be know about Ed’s passing. I just want you to know how very much I enjoyed you letting me help care for the two of you while you lived here in Manning. I can honestly say that it always brightened my day when either one or both of you would come into my office. Please know that Mom and I both have you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Scott D. Brown

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    Sue Griffin » 14. Apr, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a joy to know…………Sue

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    Carl and Mary Jo Schnepf » 15. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, Our condolences to you and your family during this time. We miss your smiling face and all that you did at Wyboo. May Ed rest in peace.

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    Don and Jody Bombace » 17. Apr, 2017

    Sheila, For some ironic reason, I (Don) was thinking about you and Ed today and did a search on the internet only to find this announcement about Ed’s passing! We are so very sorry about this news and certainly do send our condolences to you and family. There are so many unforgettable memories we have sharing time with you both, here in Bristol and Holden Beach. We always held you two dear in hearts and always will. The memories will never be forgotten. Love, Don and Jody.