1933 – 2020
Clyde F. “Bud” Edwards of Charlotte died Saturday, Feb. 22, at his home. He was 86.
A native of Columbus County, Bud was born to the late Daniel Elijah Edwards and Nettie Irene Strickland Edwards on Nov. 3, 1933. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a medic with the 37th Medical Company Prevention, 8th Army in Seoul, Korea 1956-1958. Bud earned his Sharp Shooter and Good Conduct Medal.
Bud started his career with Pilot Freight Carriers in the 1950’s until 1989 where he cultivated many lifelong friendships. Bud retired from Consolidated Freight in 1991.
During retirement years he provided lawn care to family and neighbors which became his mission field. Bud was a very active member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as usher, deacon, Sunday School teacher and participated on various committees. Bud was the hands and feet of Jesus. He loved his family and was a good friend and neighbor.
Bud was preceded in death by sister Dorothy Coleman, brother-in-law Jack Coleman, sister Sadie Breneman, brother-in-law James Breneman, brother Daniel Phillip Edwards and sister-in-law Mary Edwards.
Bud is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Bonnie Edwards, daughters Robin Sowell (Marc), Julie O’Donnell (Rob), siblings Martha Worthen (Cliff), Tom Edwards of Tabor City, Libby Peacock (Ed), David E. Edwards, Sr. (Cindy), grandchildren Savannah Sowell, Peyton Sowell, Drew O’Donnell and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral and committal services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Charlotte.
A guest register is available at here.