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Thomas "Eddie" Lail

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“Angela, I am so very sorry for your loss. It had been several years since I had seen Eddie. I will always remember some of our conversations at...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Ernie Powell

“We would like to extend of sympathy and condolences to the family. Eddie was a long time friend dating back to the sixties. He was a good friend of...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: PatnDennis Warlick - Valdese, NC

“So sorry for your lost. May GOD wrap you in comforting arms Blessings ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Vickie, Thomas,Ashana Lutz - NC

“We are sadden to hear of Eddie's passing.Eddie was always a kind and very friendly person. Rick and I attended church with Eddie at Hopewell. He was...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Denise Brank - Drexel, NC

“I miss you. We miss you. But we are glad you are no longer in pain. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Joy Clark - Daughter

Mr. Thomas "Eddie" Edward Lail, 70, of Morganton, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at his residence, following a period of declining health.
Eddie was born on July 22, 1948 in Burke County to the late Thurman Edward Lail and Irene Queen Lail. Following his graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp., where he served from 1967-69 and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Purple Heart. Following his time in the service, Eddie came home to run his own lawn care and detail businesses. He was also a 15 year cancer survivor. Eddie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Uncle and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Keith Lail and one sister, Erna "Sis" Owens.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Angela Causby Lail of the home, two daughters, Michele Ervin and husband Jeff, and Joy Clark; granddaughter, Haley and fiancé Matt, grandsons, Tyler(Heather), Micah, Maleke and Mason and great-grandsons, Landon, Greyson and Laim. Also surviving are two brother in-laws, Richard and wife Julie, Allen and wife Martha, three sister in-laws, Krista, Elaine, Hilda and husband Pete, numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family, Dale and Rachel Cozort and Emily Cranford.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Burkemont Baptist Church with Rev. Eddy Bunton officiating.
At other times the family will gather at the Lail residence, 1779 Zion Rd., Morganton, NC.
Memorials may be sent to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690 or to Burkemont Student Ministry, 4668 Burkemont Rd., Morganton, NC 28655.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Lail family.