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Rev. Dr. William "Ed" Edwin Kirkpatrick

Rev. Dr. William Edwin "Ed" Kirkpatrick, 68, formerly of Abbeville resident of 108 Abbey Court Greenwood, SC passed away Friday March 18, 2016 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Atlanta, GA, May 3, 1947, he was a son of the late William Maben and Elizabeth Greer Kirkpatrick.

Ed was a graduate of Central Wesleyan College School of Seminary. He served a number of charges during his 40 year ministerial career having retired as minister of Warrenton Presbyterian Church in Abbeville, SC. Ed will be remembered for his warm and caring nature he showed to all he knew.

He was the last member of his immediate family, but is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Melwood Cemetery in Stone Mountain, Georgia conducted by the Reverend Gary Pierstorff.

In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Ed may be made to Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 191 Watts Rd. Abbeville, SC.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Ed will be conducted at Warrenton Presbyterian Church at a later date.


Melwood Cemetery
5170 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Stone Mountain, GA  30083
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 PM


Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mtn, GA
5170 E Ponce De Leon Ave
Stone Mountain ,  GA  30083

Memorial Contributions

Warrenton Presbyterian Church
191 Watts Road
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Please accept my condolences for the loss of Mr. Kirkpatrick. My prayer is that you are comforted by Jehovah's promise of the resurrection in his word the Bible at Acts 24:15. Warm Regards, Ms. Banks

K.L. Banks Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to here about Eddie. We were classmates together at THS. Prayers for his family and friends.

Mary Noel Jordan Mar 23 2016 12:00 AM

Eddie and I were childhood friends from 1st grade on...our parents worked at Coats& Clark in Atlanta, GA. Eddie and I reconnected recently on FB, and when I was in GA traveling I always made a point to come thru Iva, SC and we would go to the Waffle King #3 and have the big breakfast! I guess I was his excuse to eat BIG!...we laughed about our childhood memories, and growing up. Singing in the DeKalb College Choir, he pursued music and ministry, and I pursued sales after Viet Nam. He was a good man and a good preacher...his humor was often dry but when you thought about it was very funny....I will miss him....say hi to your folks and my folks when you see them Ed....Blessings my friend...Blessings....

Joe & Louise Llewellyn Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

Cousin Ed gave of himself, fully and completely, in serving God and his people. He was dedicated and inspiring, leaving behind a legacy that few will ever achieve. I am so very grateful he was a part of my life. In love and sorrow, I say so long Cousin Eddie... until we meet again... rest well.

Ruth Ann Mar 22 2016 12:00 AM

My condolence to the family. Losing a loved one to death is the hardest thing to deal with. We can draw comfort from the Bible account of the resurrection of Jesus' friend, Lazarus, recorded at John 11:1-44 paying special attention to verses 11-14, 25, 26, 33-35, 43. One day we too will see our loved ones again as promised at Revelation 21:3-5 and Psalm 37:11, 29. Until that day comes please draw comfort from Jeremiah 29:11, 12. There Jehovah says when we pray to him, he will listen.

Linda Mar 21 2016 12:00 AM

To the family of Eddie Kirkpatrick, You are in my prayers. I have known Eddie for over 35 years. My family and his family lived next door to each other and My Mom and His mom and dad worked at the same company.

Linda Wiley Mar 20 2016 12:00 AM

Ed was such a dear friend and pastor to us. We enjoyed many fun outings together, always stopping to eat!!!I fondly remember trips to Bob Jones University and the Dillard House.We had a love of music in common and he was such a help to me in the music ministry at Warrenton Church. He will never be forgotten.

John and Kay Jones Mar 18 2016 12:00 AM