OBITUARY

Millard Marvin Edwards, Jr.

April 18, 1940January 17, 2021

Millard “Marvin” Edwards, Jr., 80, of Staunton passed away on January 17, 2021 at his home.

Born April 18, 1940 in Staunton, he was the son of the late Millard Marvin Edwards, Sr. and Ruth Virginia (Taliaferro) Edwards. On September 28, 1977 he married Gretchen Maxwell. The two shared a blessed marriage of 43 years.

Marvin was a member of Valley Baptist Church, Stuarts Draft. In earlier years, he was employed by Mastic where he worked as a Quality Control Manager and prior to retirement had worked for Newman Aluminum. Marvin will be remembered as an artist and avid wood carver.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gretchen Maxwell Edwards of Staunton; two sons, Dennis Harlow and wife, Tina of Culpeper, Va and Kenneth Harlow of Cumberland, Va; three daughters, Bonnie Menefee and husband, John of Culpeper, Va, Camnon Edwards of Staunton, and Melissa Avey and husband, Michael of Deerfield, Va; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those wishing to pay their respects and sign the guestbook may do so from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 18 W. Frederick St., Staunton. Due to COVID-19 all will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Oaklawn Mausoleum & Memory Gardens, 1921 Shutterlee Mill Road, Stauton with Pastor Frank Hall officiating. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Staunton.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Marvin Edwards, Sr. and Ruth Virginia (Taliaferro) Edwards.


    Survivors include his loving wife, Gretchen Maxwell Edwards of Staunton; two sons, Dennis Harlow and wife, Tina of Culpeper, Va and Kenneth Harlow of Cumberland, Va; three daughters, Bonnie Menefee and husband, John of Culpeper, Va, Camnon Edwards of Staunton, and Melissa Avey and husband, Michael of Deerfield, Va; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Valley Baptist Church, 26 Sunny Slope Lane, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Kathy Poarch

January 20, 2021

Dearest Gretchen,
I am so sorry to hear Marvin died.
He was lucky, to have u caring for him,
What a grand reunion it will be, when
you meet again.
Call if you need anything
Love u God Bless
Your friend, Kathy Poarch

Deborah and Butch Bayne

January 18, 2021

We pray for your strength as we offer you our condolences. We have fond memories of Marvin, his sense of humor was always the highlight of our day when we spoke. Manny had a special bond with Marvin from the moment they met. He missed seeing his friend at the door, then Manny wasn't able to walk anymore and you could tell a spark was missing from Manny ever since. We will always remember Marvin's kindness, laugh and the Light that shined from within. Gretchen we love you, call on us whenever and for whatever you need us. We are so sorry for your loss and pray for the family as well. Peace always.
Your neighbors,
Deb and Butch

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