First Posted: 1/20/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Donald Ray Edwards, 72, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Mr. Edwards was born in Surry County Feb. 3, 1936, to Charles Edwards and Myrtle Doss Edwards Gammons. He was retired from Pike Electric after several years as parts supervisor. Surviving are his wife, Betty McBride Edwards of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Steve Mauck of Virginia and Jane and Tony Humphries of Mount Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Edwards of Winston-Salem and Michael Don and Kim Edwards of King; his stepfather, Ralph Gammons of King; grandchildren, Phil Mauck of Seattle, Wash., Garrett Mauck of Surf City, Brooke Humphries of Cullowhee and Amber Humphries and Jacob Humphries, both of Mount Airy; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lil Edwards of Mount Airy. Mr. Edwards was Papa to numerous foster grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Slate. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Lee Boyette. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. There will be no formal visitation. The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Surry County Foster Parents Association at P.O. Box 57, Toast, NC 27049, or to Mountain Valley Hospice at 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.