Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Edward Linn McVey III

May 1, 1947March 11, 2020

Greensboro- Edward Linn McVey, III, 72, passed away suddenly on March 11th. He spent that day doing many of his favorite things: volunteering at the hospital, helping friends and neighbors, playing with his grandchildren, and working in the yard.

He was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Edward Lynn McVey, Jr and Irene Spence McVey. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in business and a Juris Doctorate. He practiced law for 42 years.

Ed and his wife of 45 years, Catherine (Kay) Boyd McVey, began raising their three daughters in Columbus, Ohio. They moved to Greensboro in 1985 to nurture their warm and adventuresome relationship with Kay's mother, Sis Cole Boyd Schenck.

As a young man, Ed enjoyed marathon running, distance cycling and scuba diving. He was a certified rescue diver, ice diver, divemaster. In later years, he could usually be found somewhere outdoors, noticing the subtle signs of growth and change in nature. He enjoyed managing the family tree farms, splitting firewood, and taking “urban hikes” around Greensboro. Some of his most favorite days were spent kayaking and enjoying sunsets from the dock of his Topsail Island home. He was an involved and attentive dad, and an amazing grandfather, “GG.” He took a special joy in playing with and leading his three grandchildren on adventures around town and out in “the wide world.” He attended Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church.

He is preceded in death by his father Edward Lynn McVey, Jr.; mother, Irene Spencer McVey; son, Edward Lynn McVey IV; and daughter, Catherine Courtney McVey. He is survived by wife, Catherine (Kay) Boyd McVey; daughter, Cole McVey Kampen and husband Andy, daughter, Elizabeth Whitney McVey and fiancé Sean Hennessy; grandchildren Clara Louise Kampen, Eleanor Rae Kampen and Simon Cole Kampen; sister, Lynn McVey Scott and husband Tim; as well as a loving handful of “adopted” children.

Due to considerations concerning the coronavirus, all services have been postponed to a later day.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is serving the Edward McVey, III family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com


  • Gravside Service will be at a later date


Edward Linn McVey III

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Jamie Forbes

April 1, 2020

Dear Kay and family,
Of course, I am shocked to learn of Ed's passing. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
I had just passed the Bar when I first met Ed and he was such a wonderful friend, neighbor and support during our many years in the same office building. I have never forgotten how enthusiastically he supported my first novel when it came out and I have always been grateful.
It was just so lovely on any given day to run into him and share the latest news on our families and talk about law, books or fiddles. I always looked forward to spending time with him. I so missed those encounters when he stopped practicing law. The building was a lot colder without him.
May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you all in this very difficult time. Jamie Lisa Forbes

Margo Crouse

March 23, 2020

Dear Kay and Family,
My heart hurts with the news of Ed’s passing. He was such a delightful person with happy personality and always such an privilege to have stay with us. You both kept the conversations going at the breakfast table and over the years made lots of friends.
My prayers and love are with you.
Love Margo

Stephanie Noble

March 22, 2020

Mrs.McVey my sincere condolences to you and your family. I have know Ed for many years. I work for the City of Greensboro and had the pleasure of helping Ed over the 24 years I've worked for the City of Greensboro. Ed was one of the most kindest people I'd ever met. Always a warm smile and friendly conversation. He will be missed.

Catherine Regan (Powell)

March 19, 2020

I am so sorry. Was just thinking of you all the other day and remembering how he would dance to the jute box in the kitchen, and do all kinds of things to bring laughter and fun to childhood (like sticking peas in his nose for a good laugh). Praying for Jesus to bring comfort to your hearts and peace that surpasses all understanding. Much love, Catherine Regan (Powell)

Amy Davis

March 18, 2020

Dear Kay and girls,

I’m so very sorry for the passing of Ed. His memory and kindness will always shine through you all. I pray for God’s comfort to embrace you and carry you through this time.
Love always

Wally Waters

March 18, 2020

Kay ,
It was with great sadness that we received the news of Ed’s passing.
Our heartfelt prayers are extended to you and all of your family in this time of loss.
Southern hugs coming your way .

Wally and Sally Waters

Chris Brown

March 17, 2020

Kay, I was so sorry to hear the news of Ed’s passing. It has been such a pleasure for us to live next to Cole, Andy and the kids and such a blessing to have known all of you. Ed always greeted us with such a welcoming smile. We are here for anything any of you might need, even if it is just a glass of wine on the front porch.❤️

Ryan Kornegay

March 16, 2020

Dear Kay and Family, I was very Sorry to Read about your Loss of Your husband Ed. Please know You are in our Thoughts and Prayers. May God Bless You and the Whole Family..
In Sympathy, Ryan Kornegay and Family

Lynda Hunter Hopkins

March 16, 2020

Kay, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. I often think of the many years that we worked side by side on Greene Street. May God hold you and your family close in this time of loss.

Melanie Wells

March 15, 2020

Dear Kay,

I am so very sorry to learn of Ed's passing. I cannot imagine what you are going through.

I have thought of you and Ed many times since I left Y&L. Calling your office and talking with you and Ed was a joy as I could always hear the smiles in your voices. This world needs happy people who love people and life and Ed definitely cared about others and appreciated every day.

I hope there can be a memorial gathering when things settle down so that your friends can join with your family to share happy memories of Ed.

With my love and sincere condolences,
Melanie Wells