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William Edwards

December 31, 1969 — August 28, 2022

William Douglas Edwards, Jr, (W.D.), 90 of Saluda passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022. He was predeceased by his parents, William Douglas Edwards, Sr. and Frannie Suttle Edwards, his daughter, Ruth Ellen Edwards Hurley and husband, Walt Hurley, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Rachel Packett Edwards and two sons, William D. Edwards III (Jennifer), of Warner, and James R. Edwards (Rebecca), of Saluda. He also leaves to cherish his memory six grandsons, Michael, Marshall, Randy, Andy, and Quincy Edwards and “Trip” Hurley, III; three granddaughters, Kaitlin Sorrentino, Rachel Virginia Kittrell and Sarah Grace Ransone. In addition nine great grandchildren, Sadie Vance, Annie Beau, Rece, Jake, Ava, Madison, Harper, Lacey Paige, Sawyer, and Liam; a sister, Eulalia Pitts of Maryland and nieces, Carolyn, Maryanne and Patricia.

W.D. graduated from Warsaw High School, Hargrave Military Academy and Virginia Tech. He served in the U.S Army for two years, 1955 and 1956. He retired as Middlesex County Extension Agent and was a member of Urbanna Masonic Lodge #83, Urbanna, VA. He also owned and operated Carlton & Edwards Lumber Company and Carvel Farm.

He will be remembered as a man with a passion for his love of friends, family, hunting, farming and his many beloved dogs.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, at Saluda Baptist Church followed by interment at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saluda Baptist Church, P.O. Box 452, Saluda, VA 23149. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Saluda, VA.
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