Edward Lee Guyton, Sr. 85, of Burgaw passed gently from his earthly life on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at his home lovingly cared for by family.
He was born May 6, 1936 in Pender County, the son of James Woodbury Guyton and Katie White Guyton. In addition to his parents Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Owensby Guyton.
Edward is survived by his daughter, Ruth Guyton Varnam; sons, Edward “Eddie” Lee Guyton, Jr. and Eric Landon Guyton; grandchildren; PJ Varnam, Bradley Guyton, and Savannah Guyton; great grandchildren, Bella, Joshua, Kaylee, and Axon; sister, Annie Pearl Woodcock; brothers, J W Guyton (Hazel) and Joe Guyton; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He served his country proudly and honorably in the US Air Force. Edward was an excellent diesel mechanic working with and retiring from Martin-Marietta Company. He was a steadfast Christian and faithful member of Bible Baptist Church. Also, Edward was a dedicated and long time volunteer fireman with Burgaw Fire Department of which he was proud of until the day he died.
Most of all Edward loved and cared for his family, especially his grandchildren. His presence in our lives and in our family circle will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Riverview Memorial Park Mausoleum with Pastor Paul Couch conducting the service.
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