OBITUARY

Wendell Edwards

June 19, 1939March 10, 2018
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Wendell Edwards, age 78, of King, NC, passed away due to complications from diabetes on March 10, 2018. He was born in Ronda, North Carolina on June 19, 1939, the second of four children, to the late Banner and Eura Edwards. Wendell graduated from East Wilkes High School in 1957. Wendell retired from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as a mechanic specialist after 35 years of service. He really enjoyed racing and his racing friends. He was a driver in the Hobby division at Bowman Gray Stadium from 1966-1969. He won the Most Popular Driver Award in 1968. He later became a NASCAR Official. He was a member of Stanleyville Baptist Church. Wendell leaves behind his wife, Pat “Inez” Edwards; children, Anita E. (David) Cook, Marty (Angela) Edwards, Tiana (Mike) Stevens, and Scott Sidden; grandchildren, Chip Cook, Brooke (Brandon) Boger, Brandon Talley, Zach Edwards, Cameron Edwards, Kristin (Gregg) Martin, and Jonathan (Michela) Stevens; great-grandchildren, Carson Stevens, Colton Martin, Colby Martin, Owen Boger, Maggie Stevens, and Silas Stevens; siblings, Gerald Edwards, Glenda Brown (Rudy) Hinnant, Wayne (Marvorene) Edwards; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Dan Murphy, the staff of Gastroenterologist Association of the Piedmont, and the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice for their care and support. The visitation will be Wednesday, March 14th from 6-8pm at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Rd. The funeral service will be Thursday at 2pm at Stanleyville Baptist Church, 851 Ziglar Rd, with Pastor Eddie Honeycutt and CW Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Stanleyville Baptist Church, 851 Ziglar Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27105; or Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Ln, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

  • FAMILY

  • Pat "Inez" Edwards, Wife
  • Anita E (David) Cook, Daughter
  • Marty (Angela) Edwards, Son
  • Tiana (Mike) Stevens, Daughter
  • Scott Sidden, Son
  • Chip Cook, Grandchild
  • Brooke (Brandon) Boger, Grandchild
  • Brandon Talley, Grandchild
  • Zach Edwards, Grandchild
  • Cameron Edwards, Grandchild
  • Kristin (Gregg) Martin, Grandchild
  • Jonathan (Michela) Stevens, Grandchild
  • Carson Stevens, Great Grandchild
  • Colton Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Colby Martin, Great Grandchild
  • Owen Boger, Great Grandchild
  • Maggie Stevens, Great Grandchild
  • Silas Stevens, Great Grandchild
  • Gerald Edwards, Brother
  • Glenda Brown (Rudy) Hinnant, Sister
  • Wayne (Marvorene) Edwards, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Zach Edwards
  • Brandon Talley
  • Brandon Boger
  • Jonathan Stevens
  • Chip Cook
  • Burt Myers
  • Jason Myers
  • Carson Stevens, Honorary
  • Colton Martin, Honorary
  • Owen Boger, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Mountain Valley Hospice
  • Stanleyville Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Wendell Edwards

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Richard Smith

March 13, 2018

Marty and family members. I want to say you dad, grandfather and brother was a kind man. Always looked forward to seeing him. He was a proud man. Racing was his fun and work at times. But, hold those memories close. He is healed now , no more pain. I'm sure he is leading the racing round table. May God Bless this family at this time. You will meet again. Julio/Herm.

Linda Jessup

March 12, 2018

To Pat, Anita, Marty, Glenda, Wayne, Gerald and your families: I just want to tell you how much I loved and liked Wendell. He always showed genuine interest in all of us (Mac's children and grandchildren) and loved us. I loved to hear him talk about cars. He always added fun and humor to our reunions and conversations. I will miss him but never forget him. Sending my love and deepest sympathy to each of you, love Linda

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Wendell and Eileen with Anita

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Marty, Wendell, and Russ

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Wendell and Robert

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Wendell at 8th birthday party