William Leslie Edwards

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July 23, 1931 — Dec. 30, 2019

William Leslie Edwards of Wilson passed away at age 88 on Dec. 30, 2019.

He was born in Wilson and graduated from Charles L. Coon High School and Kings College in Raleigh. Leslie retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Postal Service. He was married to Winnie Lucas Edwards in 1954.

He is survived by three daughters, Tanya Delfin (Richardo) of Wilson, Angela Lee (Wayne) of Clayton, Steffanie Sharp (Tim) of Wilson; and son-in-law, Ronald Stickland of Garner. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie; and his oldest daughter, Terria Strickland.

Graveside services will be held privately for the Edwards family in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson. The family will receive friends 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at 1703 Chamberlain Drive, Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262, Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.