Whit Roy Edwards, Jr.

January 9, 1941 - November 19, 2020

01/09/1941 - 11/19/2020

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Cemetery
Monday November 23, 2020
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Visitation
Monday November 23, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Service
Monday November 23, 2020
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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Visitation

AHOSKIE, NC – Whit Roy Edwards, Jr., age 79, passed away on November 19, 2020 at the home of his daughter in Charleston, SC.

Mr. Edwards was born in Gates County, NC, on January 9, 1941, a son of the late Whit Roy and Mildred Liverman Edwards. Whit worked for Sears in Ahoskie, and was retired as Chief of Police in Murfreesboro, NC.  Although he loved his work with Sears and the Police Department, he always returned to his true love, trucking.  After retirement, Whit enjoyed fishing and tinkering, and spending time with family.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, Whit was preceded in death by his son, Sgt. Jeff Edwards, Sr., a brother, Howard Edwards, and a sister, Betty Gayle Rhea.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 57 years Carolyn Hill Edwards, his daughter, Sheila E. Burgess and husband, Jamie of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Jeff (Emily) Edwards Jr. of Ahoskie, NC;  Joey (Victoria) Edwards of Ahoskie, NC, Austin Hoggard and Cole Hoggard of Seaboard, NC, Hunter Burgess of Charleston, SC; and Brylee Burgess of Charleston, SC; and great grandchildren, Hayden Edwards, Shelby Edwards, and  Dallas Edwards of Ahoskie, NC; and a sister, Lynne Welliver of Raleigh, NC.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 23, 2020, from 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, prior to the services.

A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Wallace Phillips, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Edwards family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

 

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Mike and Delene Wilson
2 years ago

Carolyn and family, we are so sorry to hear of Whit’s passing. We have so many good memories of attending church and worshiping the Lord together so many years ago. Prayers for all of the family.

Tammy Mann
2 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear that this good, kind, man has passed away. I pray that all the memories of joyful times will help to ease your grief and bring you all peace. With sincere sympathies to Carolyn and all his family and friends. Rest In Peace Whit, you will always hold a special place in my heart… Tammy Mann

Donald Hill
2 years ago

Whit what a great man. When I got out of the Army many years ago he helped me when ever I needed help! He loved his family! We will miss him very much! I will always miss that smile!!!

Donald Hill
2 years ago

DON

Willie Ricks
2 years ago

Whit was a good friend and family man. He worked with me at GP for many years and after he had to leave he came back to visit as long as his health allowed. He loved to ride his motorcycle and the car that was Jeff’s. He will be missed by everyone that new him. RIP Mr. Whitt.

Patricia Heath
2 years ago

We will miss him. Whit, was a wonderful grandfather and great grandfather and great person