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Charles Elvin Edwards

October 31, 1928 September 30, 2019
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Charles E. Edwards, 88, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Muscatine, the man, the legend, went home to glory on Thursday, Feb. 16, never to suffer again. A celebration of a life well lived was held March 18 at Anderson-McQueen, Tyrone–Bobbitt Chapel, 7820 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, Fla. Graveside funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday October 7. 2019 in Warrendale Cemetery in Norlina, NC.

Strong, determined, loving and kind – Charlie’s infectious smile made everyone feel as if they were Number 1. Charlie will be remembered for his long talks, ongoing jokes, enormous generosity, and for his many friends all around the world. All knew him as a man who Never, Never, Never gave up.

Charlie was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Norlina, to Clyde and Lorena Edwards. He graduated from Norlina High School in 1945 and North Carolina State in 1950. He was inducted into the M&E Engineering Hall of Fame in 2013, its inaugural year. In 1942, at the age of 14, he was the youngest recipient of a pilot’s license in North Carolina. Charlie achieved the rank of captain during his service in the U.S. Air Force. He traveled the world during his successful careers at Dayco, and then as president and CEO of Bandag, Inc.

Charlie is survived by his devoted bride of 67 years, Linda; children, Chuck Edwards (LeeAnn) and Kay Bronstein (Joel); and grandsons, Chas and JB. Rest in peace, dear husband, father, Pops and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to Norlina Methodist Church, Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Ky., or a charity of your choice. Online memorial and guestbook at

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1:00 PM 10/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Warrendale Cemetery

Old Warrenton Road
Norlina, NC 27563

Warrendale Cemetery
Old Warrenton Road Norlina 27563 NC
United States

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Warrendale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Old Warrenton Road
Norlina, NC 27563

Old Warrenton Road Norlina 27563 NC
United States

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