William (Bill) Monroe Edmondson died peacefully at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson NC April 6, 2018 at the age of 88. Bill is survived by his daughter Cathy Edmondson Blevins (Larry) Westfield NC, son Alan Edmondson (Beverly) King NC, brother Keith Edmondson (Emily) Chilhowie VA, four grandchildren Amy Blevins Bodnar (Dave), Heather Edmondson Velasquez (RC), Leann Edmondson Carter, and William Edmondson (Amber), eight great grandchildren; Trey, Skyler, Bella, Draven, Benny, Malachi, Abi, and Layla.
Bill is preceded in death by two sisters Vivian Edmondson Barney, Lynchburg VA, and Margret Ann Edmondson Parrish, Damascus VA.
Bill was born November 17, 1929 Damascus VA to Wirt Everet Edmondson, Damascus VA and Mary Elizabeth Ritchie Edmondson, Crandall Va. He graduated from Damascus High School in 1948; He was an honorably discharged Korean War veteran having served in the Army from 1948 to 1952. He married Audrey Jeannette Estep Edmondson in 1952, Abingdon VA. After moving to King, NC in 1959 he was employed by Hennis Freight Lines, Winston Salem NC. He was crossing the Silver Bridge Dec 15, 1967 when it collapsed into the Ohio River killing 46, with Bill being one of only five survivors that plunged into the icy waters.
Donations may be sent to the Joan and Howard Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017.
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We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry enjoyed talking to him so much. Prayers for your family. He will be greatly missed
Submitted by Jerry Jenkins on Apr 21 2018 03:26:15 PM
My deepest sympathy to Mr Edmondson’s family. I was very fortunate to finally meet this wonderful gentleman last year. He was so kind and gracious to me and I will never forget him
Submitted by Elaine Hugo on Apr 11 2018 07:37:36 PM
Amy Bodnar lit a candle for Mr. William "Bill" Monroe Edmondson
Amy Bodnar lit a candle on Apr 9 2018 09:06:00 PM
Dear Alan, Beverly, Cathy and family,
What an absolute joy to care for Bill, such a sweet gentleman. I will miss his laughter, his twinkling blue eyes and smile. I thank you all for the pleasure of caring for dear Bill and will miss him greatly.
My love and prayers are with you all at this sad time in your lives.
God Bless always.
Sabrina McKeithan RN CHPN- Mountain Valley Hospice.
Submitted by sabrina mckeithan on Apr 8 2018 08:26:46 AM
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Mike Ward lit a candle on Apr 7 2018 10:07:23 PM
Sending our deepest condolences during this difficult time. I know we do not know each other, but we wanted to say we are very sorry for your family's loss. It sounds like Mr. Edmondson was a truly amazing man, and of course a true hero that served his country well! We wanted to make sure we thanked him for his service to our country, and we only pray that one day we will be blessed with the pleasure of doing just that! And again, we are truly sorry for your loss and this difficult time!
Carla Dillon & Brian and Brayden Donithan
Submitted by Carla Dillon & Brian and Brayden Donithan on Apr 7 2018 09:11:02 PM
Carla Dillon & Brian and Brayden Donithan lit a candle for Mr. William "Bill" Monroe Edmondson
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