January 7, 1944 ~ November 23, 2019

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gary Barnett Edwards, 75, passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe County, Gary was a son of the late Howard E. and Beatrice McCurry Edwards. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Rexroat and a brother, Roger Edwards. A plumber by trade, he had worked in the warehouse of the Hajoca Co. and he served as maintenance supervisor for Central United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda McDonald Edwards; daughters, Melanie Edwards and Amy Edwards; grandchildren, Jacob Edwards, Whitney Towe (Justin), Ireland Sprinkle and Kyra Arias; a brother, Rodney Edwards (Theresa) and a sister-in-law, Patricia Edwards.

A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Jody Halstead officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Memorials may be made to Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church.


Graveside Service: November 26, 2019 1:00 pm

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715


Visitation: November 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Amanda, Melanie, and Amy, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I will keep each of you in my prayers and thoughts. All of you mean the world to me. We go back so many years and memories. I am also so sorry about Peggy. I wasn’t able to come to her service because of so many health problems. Love, Martha & Bill

  2. So Sorry to hear of Gary’s Passing Away. He was a Good Man who loved His Family & Friends. Praying for His Family!

  3. Prayers and condolences to my cousin Gary’s family as they mourn their loss. This is the youngest son of Wendell (Dick) and (Cricket) Claire McCurry

  4. So sorry for the loss of Gary,sure he will be missed.Sorry for your loss to the family,may God comfort you all during this hard time.Prayers and Love to you all.

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