William D. Edwards, Jr.

Published 5:00 pm Friday, January 14, 2022

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AHOSKIE – William David Edwards, Jr., CPA, ABV, CVA, age 69, of Pembroke Avenue, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning at 8:26 am on January 13, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.

A native of Northampton County, David was born on March 29, 1952 to the late William David “Bill” Edwards, Sr. and Nell Brown Edwards in Ahoskie, NC. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a talented athlete in high school where he enjoyed playing many sports which included baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, and golf to name a few. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He returned to Ahoskie in 1980 and started his business, W. David Edwards JR CPA, PA., until retiring December 31, 2021 due to his declining health. He was proud of his accomplishments as a Certified Public Accountant along with Accredited Business Valuation Analyst and a Certified Valuation Analyst. David enjoyed watching his son, Bradley play baseball and had the opportunity to coach him. He was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish David’s memory is his beloved wife of 33 years, Tina; his three sons, William David “Will” Edwards, III and wife Bri-Anna of Colerain, David Bruce Edwards of Greenville, William Bradley Edwards of Ahoskie; two daughters, Regan Hill Edwards of Ahoskie, and Kristen Proulx and husband David of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX; a granddaughter, Cloey Edwards; three grandsons, Colton Edwards, Nathan Proulx, and Evan Proulx; two sisters, Lollie C. Edwards of Pendleton, and Bonnie E. Glover and husband Mark of Seaboard; and two brothers, Jonathan B. Edwards of Ahoskie, and Jody E. Edwards and wife Cathy of Kenly, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Roberts Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Pendleton, NC, with the Reverend Bill Haddock officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of David Edwards to the UNC Health Foundation, 123 West Franklin Street, Suite 510, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 or online by visiting tmcfunding.com/ search fund, type-W. David Edwards.

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.