Wayne T. Edney

August 31, 1948January 22, 2019

Mr. Wayne J. Edney, age 70 of Potsdam, NY passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 after a long battle with cancer at his home while under the care of his loving family and Hospice and Palliative of the St. Lawrence Valley. Wayne was born August 31, 1948 in Norfolk, VA to the late John Edney Jr. and Dorothy Bartlett. He lived in Tidewater, VA while growing up and working. He was a graduate of Great Bridge High School, then attended Old Dominion University for 3 ½ years.

Wayne had a marriage to Becky Hash that ended in divorce. He then was married to his soulmate Michelle E. Glasgow. Wayne started working in the grocery business on his 16th birthday while he was in high school. He remained involved in the grocery business throughout his 46 years in the business. He started as a grocery attendant and worked his way all the way up to store manager. Wayne was raised by a single mom and then his mother married Captain William “Bill” Davis. Wayne considered Bill to be his real father. They were very close. Wayne also served in the United States Marine Corps in Virginia Beach and served 2 more years in the Marine Reserves. Wayne retired at the age of 62 and he moved to the North Country in 2010.

After moving north, Wayne really loved watching the wildlife in his back yard. He and his wife settled on the River Road and enjoyed it very much.

Wayne is survived by his wife Michelle Edney; son Ryan (Maureen) Edney of Lakeworth, FL; daughter Leslie Harp Edney of Chesapeake, VA; brother Galen “Rocky” (Mary) Edney of Virginia Beach, VA; step sister Laura (Jim) Bucher; step brothers Jim Davis of Texas and Be (Ying) Ha of Albany; grandkids Colin and Liam Edney, Taylor and Logan Harp; in-laws Marlene and Bud Ashley and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father John T. Edney, his mother Dorothy Bartlett Davis and his step father Captain William Davis.

Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service. Thoughts memories and condolences can be shared

The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative of the St. Lawrence Valley for their care. Donations in Wayne’s name can be made to them.


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Wayne T. Edney

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Stephen Manning

February 6, 2019

I was sadden to hear of Wayne's passing, my heart and prayers go to his family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with him at Colonial Stores many years ago as we both worked our way up to management.
We had lost the connection over the years until I ran across him through my brother Buddy who also had worked with him . His ability to make us laugh never diminished even though he was experiencing pain and suffering, I truly believe he is in God's hands now looking down on us.
Wayne, you are one of a kind, RIP my brother until we meet again.

George Berryman

January 30, 2019

He loved coffee, a lot of it , like a big thermos full, in the early early morning , at least some years ago.
Laughter and Honor , that's Wayne Edney.

Ronald Schofell

January 28, 2019

I'll always remember Wayne as being a nice guy, i knew him by living next door to his in laws the Ashleys and he and Michelle would come there, had a lot of long talks with Wayne and we'd see each other at the grocery store or sometimes out to breakfast . Wayne had a way of making you feel good about yourself and would help anyone in need. He surely will be missed.

allen Reiver

January 27, 2019

Wayne will surely be missed by all. He was a great friend to all that new him. I know that he will be missed by all but now he is in a heavenly place. Michelle my heart goes out to you and your family.


January 27, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about the Loss of Mr. Wayne Edney. I worked with him for a few years, and I was his backup. He was very hilarious and knowledgeable. He called me "Ms. NEW YORK" because he said my attitude , style, and directness exudes NY. Lol. I'll take that. Anyways, my condolences to Ms. Michelle , he really doted on you. Also, my thoughts and prayers are with his children who he loved dearly and to the whole Edney Family . Praying for God's peace and comfort in your time of transition. GOD'S MANY BLESSINGS!

Bonnie Downey

January 26, 2019

Dear Edney family, I was once very close to Wayne and he remains close in my heart. I will always remember his sweet smile and kind heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

Brenda Wigginton

January 26, 2019

Rocky and family. I am so sorry to learn of Wayne’s death. May you feel the comfort of our precious Lord. Brenda Berryman Wigginton

Corrie Wertz

January 25, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Wayne at Farm Fresh and reconnected on Facebook. Loved his posts, especially the pictures of the wildlife in your yard. Wayne was a great guy and loved by many who know him. Rest in Peace, Wayne.

Denise Harmon

January 25, 2019

It hurts so, to loose our friends. It hurts more to know they suffer. Wayne you were a true inspiration to us all in your final days. Your faith and strength was so uplifting. You always kept us laughing, so many years ago, but we always got the job done. We moved away and lost contact. So glad social network reconnected us again, and I saw that humor of yours one more time. I will miss you, my friend. My sincere condolences to Michelle and Wayne's family. May God wrap his comforting arms around you. Keep his precious memories locked in your hearts.

Susan Mayo

January 25, 2019

My sincerest condolences to Wayne's family.
I had the pleasure of working with Wayne during his grocery career at Farm Fresh.
Wayne was a dedicated employee and he was respected and loved by all of his co-workers.
He was committed, caring, kind and caring.
May his family comforted by their memories of his wonderful life.
Susan Mayo