Harry Dale Edgy, 76, of Waynesville, GA passed away on July 11th 2023 surrounded by loved ones at Golden Isles Hospice of Brunswick.
Harry was born on October 27th 1946 in his parents home. He was the seventh child of Elliott Calvin Edgy and Ruby Strickland Edgy. He was reared on a hundred acre farm that belonged to his grandparents from his mother’s side of the family, General Jackson and Mamie Strickland. It was there that he learned the skills of working for a living, and learned there was no such thing as a ‘free lunch.’ If you wanted anything you had to earn it by the sweat of your brow.
He became a businessman at an early age, buying a candy bar for a nickel, then selling it at school for a dime. This is until the principal called him in the office and told him he was “commercializing” the school too much and the sales had to stop! He then negotiated with the principal to let him work in the lunchroom for free meals and five dollars per month. He was so successful at pouring the milk that he held the job four years, until graduating from Nahunta High School, Class of 1964.
He then left this area to find a home and occupation to provide for himself and his future family. He settled in Fernandina Beach, Fl. This is where he met the love of his life, his soul mate and helpmate Rose Ann Roberts. Harry believed that this was the woman that God had created especially for him.
They wed June 24th 1967. They celebrated 56 beautiful years of marriage. He felt she was always there for him and “stood by her man.”
Together Harry and Rose owned and operated a beauty shop, “Styles by Rose Ann” for 35 years in Fernandina Beach, FL. Harry was employed by Container Corporation for 10 years. He then went on to work for Anheuser Busch, where he was a dedicated, loyal, and valuable employee for 36 years. He retired June 1st 2010 and returned to live on the land of his ancestors until his death. He was an avid gardener. The ground around his beautiful home attest to his skills of meticulous landscaping.
Harry was meticulous and desired perfection in all that he did. He expected no less from others. He was a man of his word, whatever he said he would do, you could consider it done. He found great enjoyment from composing and writing poetry. Two of his favorite poems are entitled “Marriage” and “I Remember.” The “Marriage” poem has been recited during many wedding ceremonies. He took great pleasure in reading and sharing the poems with others.
Harry was a member of Lulaton Baptist Church for many years. He was ordained as a deacon there and helped with leading the song services as well as serving in many other areas of responsibility. He later became a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. There he also served as a deacon and helped lead singing. He sang in the adult choir using his God given talent to sing solos acappella, blessing many who heard him.
Along with his wife Rose Ann Edgy, he is survived by his sons, Lester (Beverly), Anthony (Sara), and daughter Annette Campbell. He had five grandchildren Rebecca (Michael), Rachel (Hunter), Jacob, Meredith, and Jared. He had two great grandchildren Kimberlynn and Keelynn. He is also survived by his brothers and sister-in-laws, Claude Edgy (Theresa), Clayton Edgy (Joyce), Marshall (Debra), and Dot Edgy as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives,a host of friends, and his beloved dog, Cookie.
Memorial services will be held at Pine Ridge Baptist Church 15 Nimitz Drive Brunswick, GA on Saturday July 15th 2023 at 11:30am, with visitation one hour prior to service (10:30am). Pastor Michael
Gibbs and Pastor Felix Haines officiating the service. Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta Georgia handled the arrangements. Sympathies may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com .