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Guy Edwards Jr.

March 19, 1947 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 73)


Guy Randle Edwards, Jr. went home to be with his Heavenly Father on June 11, 2020 at the age of 73.

Guy was born in Rowan County North Carolina on March 19, 1947. He was the son of the late Guy Randle Edwards, Sr. and Laura Mae Winfield Edwards.

Growing up, he attended Anson County schools and was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Anson High School. He went on to attend The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He later attended North Carolina A&T State University where he earned his Master’s in Safety and Driver Education.  

Growing up he enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

For over 15 years he was a Safety and Driver Education instructor and made a difference in the lives of young people through the courses he taught. He later served as a Benefits Counselor with Colonial Life Insurance. He was able to help tens of thousands of teachers across North Carolina when they sat down with him to review their benefits. His goal was to treat them all with dignity, respect, and honesty. Guy retired from Colonial Life Insurance in April of 2019. 

He was an active member of Red Hill Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School teacher of the Minnie Pope Class, Deacon, and a member of the Brotherhood.

He loved going to the beach, eating banana pudding, driving his Corvette, attending car shows, shooting fireworks at the annual Edwards cookout, eating late night bowls of cereal, being in nature, watching Lawrence Welk and car show programs, listening to the Beach Boys, and traveling with his family.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, Lynne Cowan Edwards, he is survived by his daughter, Marianne Edwards and fiancé David Gebhardt, brother Darrell Edwards (Sharon), sister Cynthia Bower (George), sister Fonda Hardison (Dutch), and sister Ronda Scheil (John), sister-in-law Gail Werner (Joe), eleven nieces and nephews, two great nieces and three great nephews.

A drop-in visitation will be held at the Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood on Sunday, June 14th from 1:00 – 5:00PM. The funeral service will be held graveside at Red Hill Baptist Church in Ansonville on Monday, June 15th at 11:00AM. Social distancing and Phase 2 guidelines will be observed for both.

In lieu of flowers, it was Guy’s wish for memorials to be sent to the Red Hill Baptist Church Brotherhood in Ansonville, NC:

Red Hill Baptist Church Brotherhood, Attn: Stephanie Maner, 4747 Red Hill-Mount Vernon Road,Polkton, North Carolina 28135

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June 14, 2020

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Edwards Funeral Homes
120 College Street
Norwood, NC 28128

Graveside Service
June 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Red Hill Baptist Church
4747 Red Hill Mt. Vernon Road
Polkton, NC 28135

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