Bom-Wrapper

EC (Buddy) Stephenson

EC (Buddy) Stephenson

Saturday, August 18th, 1945 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of EC (Buddy) Stephenson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of EC (Buddy) Stephenson with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

EC (Buddy) Stephenson, 74, of Rockingham, NC, passed away September 9, 2019 at CarePartners Hospice in Asheville, NC.

Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Cornelia Davidson Stephenson; and wife, Peggy P. Stephenson.

He is survived by his sisters, Margaret Enloe of Roswell, GA and Norma McIntosh (Thomas) of Swannanoa, NC; nieces, Nancy Mills (Dennis) of Marion, NC and Emily Stewart of WV; nephews, Stephen, David and Gerald Enloe of GA; great nephew, Nicholas Mills (Ashley) of Marion, NC; and longtime friends in Matthews and Rockingham, NC.

After retirement, Buddy regularly volunteered at the VA in Salisbury.

A private graveside service was held at Piney Grove Cemetery in Swannanoa, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Piney Grove Cemetery, PO Box 216, Swannanoa, NC 28778.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of EC (Buddy) Stephenson, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Interment

    Location
    Piney Grove Cemetery
    Address
    372 Bee Tree Road
    PO Box 216
    SWANNANOA, NC 28778
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of EC (Buddy) here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of EC (Buddy) Stephenson by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
BG

Bryan Gregory

Posted at 07:36pm
David, in the previous post, is right …"World class and globally recognized" is the phrase Buddy was using to describe me, around others, when I took this profile pic of him for my phone in April 2015.

Buddy’s life was filled with evidence of his love and compassion for others and he has enhanced mine tremendously.
When he would sporadically stop by to see me, he always had a big grin on his face and had joke to tell … He loved to create laughter. Many times he would also bring a newspaper clipping, a book or something he thought would be of interest to me.

Since he was always on the move doing something for someone, it was nearly impossible to reach him by phone. And his keeping that cell phone in the bed of his truck and in his toolbox certainly didn't help matters.

He was highly intelligent, had the memory of an elephant and made friends wherever he went. Unlike me, he took care of himself … By daily walking long distances and as far as I know, he never smoked or drank. Death snuck up on Buddy ... And my hope is that I'll be able to handle mine as well as he did.

I'm thankful he is a part of my life and I'll miss him.
D

David Allison

Posted at 08:50am
Such an amazing friend who could bring a smile to anyone he encountered. Usually, he started out with a “world class, globally recognized” compliment and only focused on the positive when talking to anyone. This man never knew a stranger. Buddy was, and always will be, an important part of the lives of all those he met.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: