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Edward Lee Culbreth

November 19, 1928 ~ October 9, 2022 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Edward Lee Culbreth, 93, of Tryon, NC passed away October 9, 2022 at White Oak Manor.

Born in Landrum, SC, he was the son of the late Cursey and Bessie Gibbs Culbreth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Bernice Wilson Culbreth. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters:  Hubert, Allen, Bobby, Fred, Harold, Elizabeth Denton, and Louise Page

Edward was a loving husband, father, and “Papa”. He was a member of Tryon First Baptist Church. He retired after 47 years from Mohawk Industries in Landrum, SC. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1948 to 1952. He was also an avid gardener. He and Bernice loved to travel and especially loved their bus tour trips.

He is survived by one son, Philip and wife Trish of Tryon, NC. Three grandchildren:  Nicole Culbreth Wall, Christy Hendricks (Mark), and Ryan Sumner (Kristie). Five great grandchildren:  Dalton Hendricks (Amber), Olivia Searcy, Savannah Sumner, Lucas Sumner, and Blake Wall. He is also survived by one brother, Leonard Culbreth (Olla Mae) and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC with Dr. Jeff Harris of First Baptist Church in Tryon officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will be at 61 Wall Rd, Tryon, NC, 28782.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. 

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