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Walter E. Edd Stuckey - Obituary



Mr. Walter E. Edd Stuckey entered into rest August 19th, 2014 at his home in Martinez. A Celebration of Life will be at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson, Georgia on Friday, August 22, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with full Masonic Rights.

Mr. Stuckey was born December 8th, 1936 in Rhine, Georgia to the late Oscar Merritt and LaVada Hilliard Stuckey. He started his working career as a telegraph operator for the Seaboard Coastline Railroad. In 1960 he moved to Lincolnton where he was a rural letter carrier for the USPS. He also was a licensed Barber.

In 1970, he moved to Thomson where he and his beloved wife Edith built and were the Administrators of Thomson Manor Nursing Home. In 1977 he started Stuckey Health Care, a management company that owned and managed 15 nursing homes in Georgia and South Carolina. In 2004 he started his last company, Discount Automotive Used Cars. He worked there up to the time of his passing. Mr. Stuckey was a 32 degree Mason and Member of the Alee Shrine Temple and helped established the Thomson Shrine Club. He loved animals and during his life he had many State and World Champion bird dogs and horses. He also loved the Lord and was a member at Abilene Baptist Church. He was a Deacon at Rhine Baptist and Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Stuckey owned many champion walking horses through the years, including; Pusher's Royal Flush, Eye In The Sky, Pushin Up The Mountain, Ace's Zorro and Generator's Premier Doll to name a few.

Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Finch Stuckey. Survivors include two sons, Walter E. Wally (Kathy) Stuckey, Trasy Merritt (Michelle) Stuckey; three granddaughters, Callie Stuckey, Megan Stuckey Wiley (Bradley) and Morgan Stuckey; one sister, Jerry Stuckey Harrell (Wright) and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Pilgrim, Don Jones, Al Culpepper, Jimmy Rivers, George Stuckey, and Oscar Stuckey. Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday night at the funeral home. You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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