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Earnest Westley Edenfield was a Candler County native, born on December 15, 1957, to Ernest and Irene Eason Edenfield of Metter, Georgia. On January 2, 2022, Earnest departed this life. He was the second of seven children. One infant brother, Tony Edenfield, preceded him in death, along with his parents.
Under the spiritual guidance of his parents, at an early age, Earnest joined his family’s church, Steep Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the finance committee and on the usher board. Earnest graduated from Metter High School, Class of 1975.
After graduating from high school, Earnest enlisted in the United States Army. While serving as a servicemember with the Army, Earnest traveled abroad as he was stationed, (Basic Training) Fort Jackson, South Carolina; (Advanced Individual Training MOS-13 Bravo Field Artillery) Fort Sill, Oklahoma; (January 1977-October 1979) Wurzburg, Germany; (Air Defense) Fort Raleigh, Kansas. After his enlistment with the United States Army was completed, he enlisted with the National Guard of Swainsboro, Georgia. Earnest completed his service term and received an honorable discharge.
After completing his military career, Earnest decided to continue his education as he enrolled at Swainsboro Technical College, in Swainsboro, Georgia. He graduated with a diploma in Automotive Technology. Earnest later advanced his education as he enrolled at Ogeechee Technical College, in Statesboro, Georgia. Earnest graduated with his Commercial Truck Driving Certificate which opened the door for many career opportunities.
As a young man, Earnest had a fascination and passion for semi-trucks as he often dreamed that one day, he would own his own truck and start his own business. Earnest later ventured out as he stepped out on faith by purchasing his own truck and starting his own logistics transportation business as owner and operator of E&K Express Trucking Company.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Catrina Edenfield; one daughter, Kenadi Nakell Williams, United States Army, Fort Stewart, Hinesville, Georgia; two sisters, Reverend Linda (Reverend Eddie) Byrd, and Sharon (Eric) Norwood, both of Metter, Georgia; three brothers, Lamar Edenfield and Timothy Edenfield, both of Metter, Georgia; and Larry (Sheila) Edenfield of Las Vegas, Nevada; one aunt, Carrie Bell Edwards, of Metter, Georgia; two uncles, Wilbert (Catherine) Eason, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; Van Eason, Sr. of Louisiana; a special friend, Joseph Albert Collins, of Augusta, Georgia; a special mother, Ms. Roger Ann Williams, of Metter, Georgia, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates monetary donations. All donations can be made to Whitaker Funeral Home, 25 N. Kennedy St. Metter, Georgia 30439.
The Staff of Whitaker Funeral Home is honored to support and serve the Edenfield family with Dignity, Respect and Integrity.