Edward Lynn "Eddie" Embrey, 67, of Rockfish Depot, entered his eternal home on January 31, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eddie was born on February 15, 1951, to the Late Joseph Norman "J.N." Jr. and Mary Lee Golladay Embrey. Eddie was a proud graduate of Nelson County High School 1969. After the devastating destruction of hurricane Camille, Eddie worked several years for O.R. Hibbs Excavating & Construction, Richmond, Va., to repair Railroad bridges damaged by the flooding. Eddie returned to Nelson County to fill the position of Forest Warden with Va. Dept. of Forestry from the retiring Mr. Withers Whitehead. His career with VDOF spanned 37 years that included many Smokey the Bear School programs, tree plantings and Logging inspections. He fought countless wildfires all over the Commonwealth and Lead command posts in Texas and Florida on wildfire suppression. He was the recipient of numerous accreditations and awards from the Commonwealth of Va. and the states of Texas and Florida. He received the first Forest Warden of the year awards in 1993from the Va. Wildlife Federation. He enjoyed serving as Director of Forestry Camp at Holiday Lake State Park for nearly a decade. Eddie was a true civil servant as a volunteer with the Nelson Co. Rescue Squad serving as captain for several terms. He was a Life Long member of the Faber Vol. Fire Dept. Where he served as chief for many terms. He was asked to serve as interim coordinator for Nelson Emergency Services that he proudly did. Eddie was a member of Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Faber, where he served on many committees. Eddie's life long passion was working on and maintaining the century old family farm where he grew up. He was so proud of his work to get the farm "Peace Hill" qualified as a Century Family Farm and Century Family Forest. His hobbies included hunting and assisting and watching the grandchildren fish. Eddie was predeceased by his brother, Sgt. David N. Embrey; father, J.N. Embrey Jr.; grandson, Caleb Embrey Ramsey; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phillis and Gary Browning. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 45 years, Marilyn Harris Embrey; son, Mark Embrey (Jenny) of Waynesboro, Va.; daughter, Tracey E. Ramsey (Josh) of King George, Va.; daughter, Melanie Embrey (Paul Wood) of Schuyler, Va.; his grandchildren, Zach Light, David Michael Embrey, Elin Ramsey, Jordan Ramsey, River Wood and Wren Wood; his mother, Mary Lee Embrey; sister, Peggy E. Gifford (John) of Mechanicsville, Va.; brother-in-law, Warren Harris (Cindy) of Lovingston, Va.; sister-in-law, Nancy H. Fletcher (Jeff) of Faber, and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was blessed to have many friends and close neighbors he could always call on. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019, at Rock Spring United Methodist Church in Faber with Pastor Pam Baldwin officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the Oncology department at Martha Jefferson for their compassion & support over the past four years and to Hospice of the Piedmont for their comfort and care. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Eddie's memory to either Rock Spring United Methodist Church or Faber Vol. Fire Dept. Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel of Lovingston (434) 263-4097.

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