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Edward Torrence, Jr.

November 29, 1960 ~ February 3, 2022 (age 61)

Obituary

Mr. Edward Douglas Torrence, Jr. graced this world on November 29, 1960 in High Point, NC to Edward D. Torrence and the late Diana T. McCollum. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the Meridian Center of High Point, NC.

He attended High Point City Schools. He played several sports in High School which included football, basketball, and baseball.  Edward was very competitive.  In 1980, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was previously employed by Roses Department Store, Springfield Apartments and T&T Painting Company.

Edward, fondly nicknamed “Junebug”, by his family, had a very charismatic personality.  He kept his childhood home “lively” and filled with spontaneous outburst of laughter.  The oldest of the bunch, he was known for “starting stuff” with his brothers.  According to his twin sisters, he was not the best babysitter and often left them unattended when left in his care. “Junebug” enjoyed a good party and would often state that the party didn’t start until he got there.  “Floyd”, a name that was given to him by his closest friends, loved to dance and could be found with a crowd of partiers cheering him on. He was a devoted and outspoken fan of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team.

Edward was ecstatic about being a father. With a wide “Kool-Aid” smile, he would enthusiastically talk about his children and their accomplishments.  But gaining the title of grandfather “put the icing on the cake!” Family meant everything to him.

He was preceded in death by his mother; maternal grandparents, Bishop Joe Young and Mrs. Eula M. Young, paternal grandmother, Ms. Lois Torrence.

Those who mourn him, now rejoice that he is enfolded in the loving care of God. He will forever be cherished in the hearts of his children, Tamika Quick, Cordero Quick, Brandon Torrence, Paris (Raymond) Butler and Desmond Torrence; father, Edward (Phyllis) Torrence; stepfather, Hector McCollum; grandchildren, Ja’Mirah Williams, Ta’Miyah Nelson, Za’Kari Crouch, Khameia Quick, Kahdero Quick, Lauryn Quick, Perfect Quick, and Aidan Butler; great granddaughter, Khamari Steele; siblings, Keith Torrence, Carl (Penny) Torrence, Sharon (Ronald) Leach, Cheryl (Brent) McCoy, Faye (Douglas) Gillespie, Necy (Jake) Hagler, Renee Shealey, Raquelle LaFoucade, and Kowan Stephens; aunts, Celeste (Robert) Young, Deborah (Roger) Clinard, Lorrie Williams, Katherine Young, Kathleen Young, and Brenda Torrence; uncle, Eddie (Renee) Torrence; nieces and nephews that he shared many laughs with, Yolanda “Nanny”, Natasha “Tweetie”, Jakia “Fichie gal”, Carl “Nephrew”, Jocelyn “Jocie” & Joshua “Josh” and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends. A special friend, Kim Powell.

A Celebration of Life will be given on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Greater Power and Praise Tabernacle.  The service will start at 12 noon.  Burial will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park. Public viewing at the funeral home will be on Wednesday from 1 to 7pm.

 

 

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