William Douglas Edwards

June 16, 1942 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 79)

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Billy Edwards, 79, of Greensboro passed from this life on Monday, August 23, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral will be 1:00 PM Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Community Baptist Church. Committal service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Salisbury National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-12:45 PM Saturday at the church prior to the service.

Billy was born in Guilford County to the late Chesley and Grace Edwards. He was a jack of all trades and a retired truck driver. Billy also proudly served with the United States Marine Corps. He was a loving father and brother and the best Paw Paw ever.

Along with his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his brothers, Jr., David, Jimmy, Charles, and Kenney Edwards.

Billy is survived by his son, John Edwards of Thomasville; daughter, Sharon Edwards of Greensboro; grandchildren, Holden Ellis (Christine Thomas), Christina Edwards Causey (Bill), Jessica Edwards, Travis Edwards, and Chasity Abuadas (Ahmad); great grandchildren, William, Sophia, Oaklyn, Nizar, Caroline, Gracelyn, and expecting a new great granddaughter. Also surviving is his sister, Margie “Sis” Thompson and brother, Jerry Edwards (Ann).

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Operations Wounded Warriors, 820 67th Ave N #7508, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Noting on the check, “In memory of Paw Paw”.



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August 28, 2021

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Community Baptist Church
1330 Burnett's Chapel Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Funeral Service
August 28, 2021

1:00 PM
Community Baptist Church
1330 Burnett's Chapel Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27406

Graveside Service
September 1, 2021

2:00 PM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville BLVD
Salisbury, NC 28144

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