Tevis Eugene Edwards

Died: Fri., Mar. 16, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

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            Tevis Eugene "Gene - Wildman" Edwards, age 68 of the Cane Creek Community, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018. He was the son of the late Tevis and Nell Buchanan Edwards. Gene was a graduate of Bowman High School and A.B. Tech in Asheville where he was a member of the basketball team. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion, former business manager for the Bakersville Rhododendron Festival, a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the N.R.A. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Carole and Barbara and a nephew, Brian Dolan.

            Survivors include his sister, Rachel Ann Lomas and five nieces and nephews, five great nieces and nephews and 2 great great nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Sandy and many devoted friends.

            Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Saturday, March 24, 2018 in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with Mark McKinney officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in the Cane Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or "Go to your favorite drive-in and have a hamburger and crinkle cut fries in memory of Wildman Edwards."

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Wade and Linny Hobson
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
Gene, you will truly be missed. We always enjoyed talking with you. You were a good friend and a good man. Special thoughts and prayers for your family. R.I.P. our good friend.

Wanda McFee Ledford
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
Praying for you dear family as we mourn the loss of Gene , a classmate we all liked. W

Danny Thomas
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
Gene Edwards Family,
So saddened to hear about Gene, he has been a dear friend for many many
yrs. Every time our paths crossed we always talked a little Tarheel Basketball.
I'm so glad that Gene never changed loved him dearly and will truly miss him.Im glad his suffering is over and thanks be to CHRIST we shall meet again.
Danny Thomas

Pat Kirkland
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
So sorry to hear of Gene's passing.went through school with him and graduated with him.he and I were voted best personality,don't know about me but he had a great one.Pat Pittman Kirkland

John Wilson
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Gene, “Wildman” - we will miss you, but will always remember your jokes & laughter. May God hold you in his loving arms,

Larry Harrell
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. "Wildman" Gene was a great friend at Bowman High and we had a lot of fun times. Rest in peace my friend.

   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Wild man Gene I Am so sorry to hear of your passing. I will cherish our school day memories. You always had a joke to make us laugh.Will miss you my friend Gene

Anne Garland Hughes
   Posted Sat March 24, 2018
Always will remember Gene as one of my classmates who was liked and will be remembered as a fun loving fellow! Rest in God's arms.

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