SFC Richard Cory Edwards, U.S. Army Ret., 65, formerly of Painter, passed away Nov. 30, 2019. Mr. Edwards was born in Charleston, S.C., and grew up in Drewryville. He was a son of the late Roger Garvin and Ruth Mae Edwards. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Gray Edwards, and his twin brother, Robin Chris Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a retired U.S. Army veteran with 20 years of service and was a Vietnam and Gulf War veteran. He was a graduate of Paul D. Camp College.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Annette E. Edwards; one daughter, Crystal L. Butler and her husband, Allen, of Franklin, Va.; one son, Jeremiah C. Edwards, of Accomac; two brothers, James L. Edwards and his wife, Micheal, of Drewryville, and Larry L. Edwards and his wife, Judy, of Pleasant Hill, N.C.; one granddaughter, Audrey M. Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service with full military honors was held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Worth officiating. Arrangements were made by Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, Va., www.wrightfuneralhome.org.