Hardin Hairston Edwards, 81, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021, at his home. He was born April 14, 1940, in Danville, Virginia to the late Fletcher Edwards, Sr. and Eula Dykes Edwards.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army and the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of 32 Degree Mason Piedmont Lodge 152, American Legion Post 42, Shriner Piedmont Mens, Life Member Kazim Temple, Post 1990 Commander for 7 years (Organized it), 6th district Commander, Western Zone Commander, Life member DAV American Legion and DAV chapter 52 of Martinsville. Hardin was also a Veteran of the Year for the area Veterans Groups and was a member of the M-HC Veterans Honor Guard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Robert Dalton; step-mothers, Ollie Edwards and Eveline Edwards; sons, Carl Scott Edwards, Sr. and Robert Eugene “Bump” Edwards, and sister, Dollie Littles.
He is survived by his wife, Judith “Faye” Doolin Edwards; sons David Gene Edwards and Frank Graves Edwards; sister, Patsy Haynie; brother, Fletcher Edwards, Jr.; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, 12 p.m. at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. Haywood Alcorn officiating. We will meet for graveside burial at 2 p.m. at Highland Burial Park, Danville VA.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net