George Harry Edmondson, 91, died Saturday, January 12, 2013.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The Reverend Canon E.T. Malone, Jr. will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
George was born on September 21, 1921 in Edgecombe County to the late Herman and Sally Edmondson. He lived in Scotland Neck during his youth and served in the US Navy during World War II on three aircraft carriers in the south Atlantic and Pacific. George married Urlean on July 19, 1944 and had 4 sons. After serving in the war, he lived for a while in Scotland Neck and then moved to Norfolk, VA, where he worked on a naval base and attended apprentice school to become an aircraft instrument repairman. Upon his return to Scotland Neck, he co-owned and ran the Western Auto store for 10 years. In 1962 the family moved to Virginia Beach, VA and George worked at the Norfolk Naval Air Station until his retirement in 1983. During retirement, George and Urlean lived at Lake Gaston and traveled extensively by RV, visiting all the states, including Alaska several times. George was an avid fisherman and bird hunter. He had an ability to fix most anything that was broken, from a pocket watch to the navigation instruments on a navy fighter jet. During his time in Scotland Neck, George was a little league baseball coach, a mason, and a member of the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Urlean Anderson Edmondson in July 2007; and his son, Joe Edmondson.
He is survived by his sons, Cal Edmondson and wife Anne of Raleigh, Steve Edmondson and wife Kay of Burnt Chimney, VA, and Jim Edmondson of Norfolk, VA; his sister, Evelyn Edmondson of Virginia Beach, VA; his brother, Johnny Edmondson of Scotland Neck; seven grandchildren, Rachel, Cary, Steven, Karen, Sarah, Lucas, and Will; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Epsicopal Church, P.O. Box 372, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.