Eddie Darrell Haddock died at his Novelty home on January 13, 2019. He had recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and chose to go home with the assistance of the Evergreen Hospice team. Ed was born in Florence, Alabama, on July 31, 1939, to Alvin James and Eva Belle Haddock. He was raised in rural Alabama with his 2 older brothers and 1 younger sister. His older brothers joined the Navy and Army and were stationed in the Seattle area so they brought Ed to Washington as a teenager.
He married Lois Marie Ronnei on St. Patrick's Day 44 years ago in the Duvall Methodist Church. They lived in Kirkland until 6 years ago when they had a house built on the hill behind the Ronnei family farm. Both loved the quiet and beauty of their new home.
Ed's passion has always been music, mostly country western style. His band, "Lovers and Outlaws" played at the Kwuntung Country restaurant in Redmond for about 8 years. He subsequently was inducted in 2013 to the Northwest Western Swing and in 2014 Sacramento Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife Lois, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.