E. Marc Biddison, IV passed away on Sunday, February 10. He was born on April 5, 1978 in Shawnee Mission, KS, the son of Marc and Beth Biddison. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother Stephen (Wendy) and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marc moved to Wilmington in 1984 and considered it his hometown. He loved the beach, his family and any animal known to man. Marc was an “animal person”. Animals were attracted to his gentle spirit. His first dog, Sam was a Dalmation, and he has had a dog ever since. Rochell, a rescue is the latest and was Marc’s constant companion. Whenever Marc was in a bad place, animals brought him peace.
Marc worked in many fields throughout his life. He started working at Western Sizzlin bussing tables. He then went to the Blockade Runner and thus began his career as a cook. He worked at many different restaurants in the area and was well liked and respected in the kitchen. He also worked at SourceOne where he worked in the marine engine assembly department and eventually he became the manager of that department. He returned to work in the restaurant industry for a while then he returned to SourceOne and worked in warehousing as the Plant Manager of a packaging company.
Throughout his life he had many struggles with addiction and unfortunately, they were battles often too difficult to fight by himself. Thankfully in the midst of this he found his faith and he embraced it. He even wrote an agape message to share with others going through the struggles of addiction. One of his proudest moments was July 21, 2018 when he invited his parents to come to see him and invited them to watch the renewal of his baptism vows. His father also renewed his baptism at the same time. Marc encouraged some of his friends to get baptized and what was planned to be a simple baptism turned into a baptism of over 20 people. Marc greeted each and everyone as they finished, with a huge smile and hug.
This was on the title page of his Agape talk:
“The world teaches us never to come to it expecting love or gifts. God teaches us to always come to Him expecting His love and gifts.”
Funeral service at Pine Valley UMC, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC at 11AM, Saturday, February 16.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you remember Marc by making a donation to your local ASPCA or no-kill shelter or to a local non-profit rehab center near you.