Mr. William Herbert “Herb” Edwards Jr., 91, beloved companion and best friend of Nora Marie Turcol for more than 50 years and a resident of Parksley, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. Born June 17, 1927, in Plains, Va., he was the son of the late William Herbert Edwards and Ethel Jefferies Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a well-known and highly regarded thoroughbred horse trainer and spent decades conditioning some of the finest pedigrees on the east coast. For most of his career, he managed a thoroughbred farm in New Jersey. Among his many talents, Mr. Edwards enjoyed woodworking in his spare time and always looked forward to sharing his projects with family and friends.
In addition to Nora, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hancock, of Pensacola, Fla.; stepchildren, Angela Morrison, Tina Cole, and Francis Turcol; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann Edwards; daughter, Donna Lynn Neff; son, Barry Thompson Edwards; and sister, Betty Jean Lam.
Funeral services were conducted from the graveside at the Rockland Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org/donate).
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.