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Joseph Eddie Flanigan
Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory
Joseph Eddie Flanigan
Joseph Eddie Flanigan. - photo by Submitted Photo

Joseph Eddie Flanigan, 76, of Covington, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Abbey Hospice. 

Flanigan was born in Austell, Georgia, to Howell Oscar and Helen Burney Flanigan. He loved fishing, camping and going to the race track. He had a great sense of humor and loved life. 

Eddie enjoyed auto restoration, auto racing and woodworking. He loved teaching his trade skills to anyone and everyone that wanted to learn them. 

Eddie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Stinchcomb Flanigan; parents and a brother, David Flanigan. 

Left to cherish his memory are his children and their spouses, Lynn and Mark Pierson of Newborn, Joe and Angie Flanigan of Covington, Henry and Lisa Flanigan of Covington and Jeff and Tara Flanigan of Winder; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Oscar and Diane Flanigan of Covington; sister-in-law, Denise Flanigan of McDonough; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Online condolences may be made at Wheeler Funeral and Cremation Services, located at 11405 Brown Bridge Road in Covington, was in charge of the arrangements.