March 18, 1944 - February 26, 2020
Alonza “Lonnie” Lee Edwards, age 75, of Dry Fork, VA passed away peacefully, with his loving wife by his side, on February 26, 2020 at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg. He had been in declining health for the past several years. Lonnie was born on March 18, 1944 in Danville, VA to the late George William Edwards, Sr., and Lula Bowles Edwards. Lonnie was a graduate of Whitmell Farm-Life School and was of the Baptist faith. He worked 33 years as an Area Manager in the tire room and shipping department at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company until his retirement in 2001. He married his high school sweetheart on December 5, 1964 and for the next 55 years they called the Swansonville Community of Pittsylvania County home. There, they enjoyed raising a family, cattle farming, gardening, fishing and hunting. His favorite time was spent being an incredible PawPaw. Lonnie was loved by everyone, especially those that he shared his best fishing spots with. Lonnie was the beloved husband of Brenda Carol Herndon Edwards. The loving father of three sons; Charles “Charlie” Lee Edwards and his wife Tina of Providence, NC, Barry Lee Edwards and his wife Holly of Oro Valley, AZ and Damon Lee Edwards and his wife Amy of Dry Fork, VA. The devoted PawPaw of Sadie Lee, Brayden Lee, Dawson Lee and Ally Skye. The proud brother of Mary Johnson, Kathy Hamlett and Annette Jeter and the late George Edwards, Jr., Ann Bartley and Fannie Herndon. He is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Jake, his beloved companion of many years, was surely waiting to greet him with a wagging tail! A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, March 1st, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and other times at the residence, 15988 Mount Cross Road, Dry Fork. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Lonnie to the Tunstall Fire Department, 740 Tunstall High Road, Dry Fork, VA 24549. Wrenn-Yeatts Westover Chapel is respectfully serving the Edwards family.
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