Eddie is a 1961 graduate of Harnett High School. He studied mortuary science and worked under the direction of Mr. Walter Dafford from 1961-1964. His past employment includes being a correctional officer with the N.C. Department of Corrections, N.C Board of Alcohol Control agent, police officer with the City of Dunn, employee of Ridoc Enterprise, Inc., and project manager for Janitorial Contract Services. He attended Central Carolina Community College in Lillington, NC and the N.C. Justice Academy. Eddie has 33 years of experience in law enforcement. He was promoted achieving the rank of Captain and then Assistant Police Chief. He is a member of Dunn Chapel F.W.B. Church in Dunn, NC where he is a Deacon and on the Trustee Board. He and his wife, Ada, have three daughters; Marion, Lenel and Nicole. He has six grandchildren. Eddie enjoys car racing, fishing, hunting and gardening.