|Address||80 Lavender Rd NW |
Rome, Georgia 30165, United States
|| August 25, 1952
Apr 23, 2020 07:39pm
|Info||Eddie grew up in the Armuchee community and graduated from Armuchee High School in 1970. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force/Air Guard and served his country. |
Upon returning from active duty, Eddie was hired by the state Department of Public Safety and began his career in law enforcement.
He married his childhood sweetheart, the former Teresa Pearson, in 1972. They have been married 32 years and have two daughters: Julie is the oldest and is a Physical Therapist at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome. She is married to Kevin Mitchell, who is a school teacher at Woodland Middle School. They have a granddaughter, Emma Mitchell, who is 19 months old.
Their youngest daughter, Rebecca, was lost in an auto accident in 1996.
Eddie is well known because of the 25 years of dedicated service he provided to the people of Floyd and Chattooga counties as a Georgia state trooper. With almost three decades of service in law enforcement, Eddie retired as a master trooper in 1999 and turned his full attention to a small insurance business he and his wife Teresa started in 1988.
After many years of hard work, they have built a successful business that provides insurance and financial services to more than 2,500 households in Floyd and Chattooga counties. Because of good management and hard work, they have grown a business that now has three full time licensed team members in addition to Eddie and Teresa. They have earned a reputation for providing sound advice and excellent service to their clients.
As a dedicated husband and father, Eddie declined promotion in his career because it would have taken time away from his family. Instead, he put his time and energy toward being an involved parent, volunteering to help with children and youth activities at school and church. Eddie believes the most rewarding thing he has ever done is being a good husband and father to his girls.
While balancing the demands of family and a career, Eddie also earned an associate degree in Journalism from Floyd College and a bachelor's degree in communications from Berry College.
Having lived here, worked here, and having received his education here, Eddie understands the needs and concerns of the citizens of the district. Given his background and the changes that have taken place in the power structure of state government over the past two years, Eddie is in a position to provide effective representation for the district.
Eddie has been involved in his community in many ways over the years. He is a member of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership Rome, serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the chamber and is a current participant in Leadership Chattooga.
He is an associate member of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. As an active member of the Armuchee Ruritan Club, he has served that organization as a Blue Ribbon Award Winning President. He is a Deacon and Adult Bible Study Teacher at West Rome Baptist Church, current chairman of the Deacons and a member of the Adult Choir and Ensemble.