Doyle Kelly Edwards, age 91 of Nebo, NC went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center in Black Mountain, NC.
Mr. Edwards was born August 29, 1929 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Ernest and Mary Koon Edwards. He was a member of Clinchfield United Methodist Church. He retired from Dana Corporation. After his retirement, some of his hobbies included carpentry, plumbing, appliance work and fishing. During his stay at Mountain Ridge Wellness Center, he was well loved and even voted as the Valentine Day King. He faced many challenges with his health over the years but he courageously faced every crisis head on.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mildred “Mickey” Frisbee Edwards, their son, Lester Norris Edwards; and four siblings, Beulah Mann, Lucille Gentry, Woodrow Edwards, Sr. and James H. Edwards.
Those left behind to cherish Mr. Edwards’ memory are three sons, Doyle C. Edwards (Jaquitha) of Lincolnton, NC, James K. Edwards (Teresa) of Glenwood, NC and Eugene R. “Mouse” Edwards (Teresa) of Nebo, NC; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, NC. A funeral service to celebrate Mr. Edward’s life will follow at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Mitch Wilson officiating. In the family’s care and concern for others, they ask that all who attend to please wear a mask. Burial will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 29, 2021 at McDowell Memorial Park with Rev. Jimmy Buchanan officiating.
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