In Memory

George Edward (Eddie) Narramore - Class Of 1978

George Edward “Ed” Narramore, 59, of McRoberts, KY passed away February, 15, 2020 surrounded by Family.  

Ed was proceeded in death by his mother, Maxine Adams Narramore, and survived by his father, Paul Edward Narramore, daughters, Jessica “Jessie” Kendall (Rick) and Kathryn “Katie” Narramore, beloved Grandsons John Edward Narramore and Benjamin Gordon Paul Kendall, and Siblings.  Ed was a loving and caring Father, Son, Grandfather “Pappy” and friend to so many.

Ed is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He was an avid hunter and very passionate about nature and the outdoors, never missing an opportunity to hike, hunt, fish, or walk. Ed loved all sports especially cross country and track winning multiple State Championships as well as creating life-long friends and mentors.  He was also a devoted fan of all University of Kentucky sports, especially basketball. His greatest love of all were his grandchildren, daughters, and father. 

Ed will always be remembered for his kind and compassionate nature.  He believed anyone could overcome any obstacle, as he did himself. Ed was generous, loving, and forgiving.  We are proud to call him our father. 

Visitation was held at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg, KY on Thursday, February 20th at 6pm with funeral services at 1pm on Friday, February 21st.

In February, 1978, Eddie Narramore showed the runners in the Mason-Dixon games why he had been the favorite to capture the 3000 meter distance run. It was his much improved “kick” that did it. Pacing to conserve and prepare for the final strike, the Jenkins High School senior  found he had enough in the tank to move from the middle of the field of ten at the halfway point to take home the championship he had wanted so badly after failing to do so as a junior the season before in the same games.  His time of 9.64 was good enough to win by 25 yards. The previous season in the same games Narramore was leading with 110 yards to go but the kick wasn’t there.

That Mason-Dixon Games victory was special because it had featured Kentucky’s best distance runners as well as the best in the greater Louisville surrounding area of Indiana.

In November of that senior season Narramore had given notice that he would be someone to be reckoned with in state distance running when he won the Kentucky High School Class A Cross Country championship held in Lexington by 16 seconds over University Breckinridge’s  Tim Back. Narramore’s Cavaliers teammate Jeff Adams came in third with a time of 10:16.

In  the spring of his junior season  Narramore had captured the State Class A two mile run championship  in 9:50 and the 8:80 yard run in 1:59.9 to give notice that his senior year would be special and state runners would certainly need to be on their toes when preparing to compete against him. They can’t say they weren’t warned.