George P. Edwards

Published 10:50 am Monday, June 6, 2016

PENDLETON – George Parker Edwards, 86, of Pendleton died Thursday, June, 2, 2016 in Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Born January 11, 1930 in Northampton County to parents, Mary Georgia Parker and James Madison Edwards, he attended and was a graduate of Campbel University in 1949 and Wake Forest University in 1951. He then served in the United States Air Force with the rank of S/SGT as a Fusing Systems Specialist from 1952 to 1956 and then went on to complete a career at the United States Naval Aviation Depot from 1963 to 1988 from which he retired.

Mr. Edwards was a member of Roberts Chapel Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, was Sunday School Director, a member of the church choir, and was a Deacon. He was, also, Past District Governor of the Roanoke District of Ruritan National; and Past President of Severn/Pendleton Ruritan Club in Severn, NC and Kings Fork Ruritan Club in Suffolk, VA.

His survivors include his wife of 50 years, Frances Galloway Edwards of their home in Pendleton; children, Georgia Frances Edwards Williams and husband, Philip, and Mary Lois Edwards Bunch and husband, Jeffrey; and grandchildren, Philip Lucas Williams, Parker Tib Williams, Ethan McCoy Bunch, and Elizabeth Frances Bunch.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Edwards will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Roberts Chapel Baptist Church in Pendleton with Rev. James Crocker and Rev. Lee Canipe presiding. A visitation will follow in the Church Social Hall.

Anyone wishing to share a gift in Mr. Edwards memory may do so to Roberts Chapel Baptist Church.

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be shared with the family at