Thomas "Cootie" Edge



Thomas Eldreth Edge, aka Cootie, age 86, died at 9:10pm on March 10th 2018, surrounded by family & friends who adored him. It was a beautiful end to a life well lived.

Tom was born in Massey Hill, NC to Coman & Earney Edge. He was one of eight Edge children. After graduating high school, Tom joined the Air Force and served his country for 24 years. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he continued to serve his country working for the Postal Service.

He is best known for his love for his wife of 63 years. Theirs was the greatest love story ever written. Even in his twilight years, he often picked flowers and sang her love songs. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; three children, Wanda (John) Parker, Tammy (Kevin) Patton, Monty (Amy) Edge; his grandchildren, Steve Bartel, Shiloh Parker, Alisa Bartel, Jeremy Parker, Jeff Bartel, Maria Parker, Thomas Edge, Austin Edge; one great grandchild, John Harlan Thomas Genn and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by siblings Donnie (Betty) Edge, Edgar (Myrtle) Edge, Dottie Britt, Sarah (Ted) West, and Lou Hall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Coman and Earney Edge; his siblings, Cothran "Monk" Edge, Catherine "Sissy" Melvin.

Visitation will be held at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home on Thursday, March 15 at 5:00. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the Visitation.

The Edge family would like to extend our profound gratitude for the NC State Veterans home for their attentiveness and loving care. Memorial donations should be directed to the NC State Veterans Home.