Wallace Bishop EdgeSeptember 5, 1926 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 90)
Wallace Bishop Edge, 90, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving children, at Summit Place in Charlotte on April 23, 2017. Wallace was a devoted husband, loving father, successful entrepreneur and colorful storyteller to many friends-new and old. He was strong and resilient, overcoming several health issues over the past decade but was ready to join his wife of sixty-six years, Yvonne, in a better place.
Wallace was born in Yancey County, N C and owned and operated several retail and real estate businesses in Yancey and surrounding counties. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and met the love of his life, Yvonne Blosser, while stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne, his father, Arthur G. Edge, his mother, Ina Campbell Edge, and his brothers, John G. (Jay) and Billy Ray Edge, all of Burnsville.
Wallace is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Edge Adams of Charlotte, and two sons, Wallace Stephen Edge and wife, Sharon, of Charlotte, and Arthur Gregory Edge and wife, Karen, of Davidson. Beloved grandchildren are Shannon Russ (Greg) of Winston-Salem, Allison Edge of Brooklyn, NY, Spencer Edge (Dulci) of San Francisco, Patrick Adams (Krista) of Richmond, VA, Mitchell Adams of Charlotte, and Corey Edge of Davidson. Great-grandchildren are Hayden, Ashley and Marshall Russ and Charley Edge. In addition, he is survived by a brother, Jack (Jo) Edge of Morganton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 PM at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville. Reverend Samuel Wesley Sharpe will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holcombe Cemetery, with Military Honors by SGT E. L. Randolph, Chapter 57, DAV.
Memorials may be made to Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 North Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714 or to the Red Cross affiliate of your choice.