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10/28/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Danny Edwards

Danny Mark Edwards, Sr.
(13 May 1946 -  25 Oct 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Friday morning.
Danny Edwards passed away in Gloucester on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the age of 70.

From Belinda Fortner Langston ('70) of VA - 10/26/16, 4:00 PM:

Danny Edwards Sr. passed away yesterday.


   Oh, Belinda, I'm so sorry to learn this! My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

From the Daily Press - 10/28/16:

              Danny Mark Edwards, Sr.




  POQUOSON - The Peninsula lost a great friend and businessman, a man who had a life of experiences and successes that most of us only dream of. As successful as he was in business, it was the mutual love and respect he shared with his family and friends that gave him his greatest joy.

Danny's mother died when he was 5 years old. At a young age he went to work for Kirk's Auto Glass in Newport News. In 1964 he married Dianna Bristow and through Danny's hard work and dedication Mr. Kirk gave them the opportunity to start their own business, which later became Danny's Glass.

While building the business Danny never failed to live life to its fullest. He was an avid pool player who could have easily been a billiards champion. Danny loved fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. He sponsored numerous Peninsula sports teams including a 1982 women's softball Virginia state championship team.

He was an avid race fan and sponsored several NASCAR race teams, including his two sons' late model stock cars. Langley Speedway presented him with a Lifetime Achievement award. Danny knew no stranger, he freely shared stories of his experiences with those who were fortunate enough to meet him, and those stories often gave them a sense of inspiration to achieve great things.

Danny Edwards
Early this year, Danny was diagnosed with cancer; on October 25, 2016, at age 70, he gently passed away with his family at his side.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Percy S. and Danie Shumaker Edwards; sisters, Hilda Tall and husband Charles III, and Shirley Watkins and husband William Sr.; niece, Dani Huggett; and nephew, Kenny Ray Watkins.

Danny is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dianna "Diane" Edwards; two sons, Danny Edwards Jr. (Kelle) and Greg Edwards (Ashly), all of Poquoson; seven grandchildren, Dustin Edwards, Greer Edwards, Kalle Edwards, Donovan Edwards, Gregory Edwards Jr., Kendra Lee, and Shelbi Withrow; brother, Melvin Edwards and Nancy Van Camp; sister, Georgene Huggett and husband Mooney; nieces, Marie Fehsal, Jenny Edwards, and Linda Ann Born; and nephews, Billy Watkins Jr., Charles Tall IV, Russell Edwards, and Brett Huggett.

The family will receive friends Saturday Oct. 29, 7:00-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson.

A Celebration of Danny's life will be held Sunday Oct. 30, 2:00 PM, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Poquoson, led by Rev. Tom Potter. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. At other times the family will receive friends at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A 102, Newport News, VA, 23606. Online condolences to View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on October 28, 2016.
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October 28, 2016
Reading through the obituary for Danny, we were among those that spent time with him as he shared his success. He inspired us and gave us the courage to follow our dreams. He always stood up for my husband Ed, and we will be forever grateful for the memories. Sincerest condolences to the entire family. We will always remember him! Much love and prayers to you all.
I pray for God's comfort and grace to surround the entire Edwards family and all of Danny's friends. I was taken to school in billiards many times in my life by Danny. He was a great man, and will be missed by many.

Condolences to Dianne, Bubba, Greg, And the whole family.

Kelly Freeman

October 28, 2016

So sorry for your family's loss, sending prayers - Tammy, Travis, Trevor and Bill Falls

October 28, 2016

Danny and his wife were friends to Living Word Church and Living Word Academy and we will forever be grateful for their support, love, and generosity. God takes special note of those who help get His work done on this earth.
Our love to the Edwards Family.

~ Pastor Clint and Brenda Ashe

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Danny's family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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