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Walter Mclean Edwards

October 1, 1964 — November 28, 2022


Walter Mclean Edwards


            POLKTON – On Monday, November 28, 2022, Mr. Walter Mclean Edwards, 58, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home.


            There will be a memorial service at 2:00 PM Friday, December 2, 2022, in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Ricketts officiating.


            The family will greet friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, December 2, 2022, at the funeral home.


            Walter was born October 1, 1964, in Stanly County, NC, and was a son of Catherine Hendley Pendergraft and the late Robert Tyler Edwards. He was a graduate of Bowman High School and worked for nearly 20 years with North Carolina Natural Gas which eventually became Piedmont Natural Gas and finally, at the time of his retirement, Duke Energy.


            He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 40 years, Lynn Mabry Edwards; his children, Tyler Edwards and wife, Erin of Rockingham and Christie Mclean Edwards of Hickory; his granddaughters, Ava Edwards and Ella Edwards; his mother, Catherine Pendergraft of Sanford; his brothers and sister, Robin Edwards and wife, Lisa of Wilmington, Brian Edwards and wife, Patricia of Manassas Park, VA and Lisa Edwards of Sanford and his step-brothers, Ricky Freeman and wife, Annette of Polkton and David Freeman and wife, Angel of Holden Beach.


            In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Judy McCormick Edwards.


            Walter enjoyed time spent on the Edwards family land and farm. He is the fourth generation of his family to live there on the family land. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and more recently, raising goats. He was a typical outdoorsman and enjoyed tinkering on his tractor and could fix anything.


            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1198 Rockingham Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379 or to N.C. Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cancer Center, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.


            The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at

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