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Preston Allen Edwards

August 13, 1951 September 2, 2019
Preston Allen Edwards
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Preston Allen Edwards, 68, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, early Monday morning, September 2, 2019 at UNC Rex Hospital.

Born to the late Amos and Louise Edwards, Preston was one of the owners of Edwards Truck Service, who was highly respected by customers from all over. Preston was a United States Air Force veteran who proudly served his country. He had a love of travel softball that he played for 25 years, then continuing on in the games by umpiring for 10 years. He stood tall at the plate and behind the plate. He loved travelling with family and friends. Preston was a member of The First Pentecostal Holiness Church where he served as usher for many years. Preston was very involved in church dramas and had such a passion for it, ministering to people. Despite the 25 years of health issues, fighting and surviving cancer twice, heart issues, and in the end, pulmonary fibrosis, Preston lived his life whole heartedly loving and serving his family, God, his country, and the people. We will miss his big smile, his caring heart, and even though he had big hands, his gentle touch.

Surviving family include his dedicated wife of 50 years, Patsy Goff Edwards, his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Allen Edwards and Gena, his grandchildren and step grandchildren, Sam Edwards and wife Ashley, Christian Edwards, Kyle Hamilton, Kari Wall, and Joshua Wall. His most recent pride and joy that he loved and cherished with all his heart was his first great grandchild, Paisley Grace Edwards. Preston is also survived by four brothers and one sister, Wayne Edwards, Dennis Edwards (Robin), Danny Edwards (Shana), Diane Edwards Brock, & Donnie Edwards (Patricia), and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, preceding him in death are his in-laws, Lester and Eudell Goff, sisters-in-law, Nancy Davis and Viola Edwards, brothers-in-law, Bobby Brock, Donnie Capps, James Davis and Billy Goff; and nephew, James Allen Davis.

A service to celebrate Preston’s life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at The First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro with Rev. Dennis Pollock, Rev. Danny Rollins and Rev. Bill Rose officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the church and other times at their home. The family will gather at Eastern Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery Monday, September 9, 2019 at 12:00 noon for a graveside service with Rev. Jim Whitfield officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.


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Funeral Service

Saturday

7

Sep

4:00 PM 9/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/7/2019 5:00:00 PM
The First Pentecostal Holiness Church

1100 The First Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

The First Pentecostal Holiness Church
1100 The First Church Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Visitation

Saturday

7

Sep

5:00 PM 9/7/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
The First Pentecostal Holiness Church

1100 The First Church Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

The First Pentecostal Holiness Church
1100 The First Church Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Interment

Monday

9

Sep

12:00 PM 9/9/2019 12:00:00 PM - 12:30 PM 9/9/2019 12:30:00 PM
Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
164 Long's Plant Farm Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

164 Long's Plant Farm Road
Goldsboro, NC 27534

164 Long's Plant Farm Road Goldsboro 27534 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Cures for the Colors, SMOC

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