A native of Yancey County, he was born February 25, 1928, a son of the late Amos and Belvie Byrd Edwards.
A devout servant of his Lord and Savior, Edgar was a member and deacon of Crossnore First Baptist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for many years. Mr. Edwards served as chairman of the Avery County Commissioners for several years and also served on the local Draft Board. He was a charter member of the Crossnore Volunteer Fire Department.
He worked as a barber in Crossnore for over 40 years. Mr. Edwards enjoyed traveling with his grandchildren and wife, especially spending time fishing in Montana.
Along with his parents, Edgar was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Lee English; and brothers, Lester, Kiah, Lemmie, Theo, and Clyde Edwards.
A loving husband, father and paw, Edgar has left to cherish his memory, his wife of 64 years, Lois Watson Edwards; sons, Terry and Debra Edwards of Crossnore, Gary and Patricia Edwards of Elk Park, Randy and Margaret Edwards of Vilas; brother, Homer Edwards of Marshall; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services for Edgar Edwards were conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Crossnore First Baptist Church, with his nephew, Marine Chaplain Ted Edwards and the Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. The family received friends beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice, P.O. Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657.
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Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Edwards family.