Edgar Wade Netherton April 15, 1929 - October 13, 2020

Edgar Wade Netherton, 91 of Candler peacefully went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  He was a son of the late Charlie and Elva Netherton.  He was also preceded in death by all his siblings; two children, Michael and Oleta; and two grandchildren.

Edgar had a heart full of love, and an unforgettable singing voice with a dancing personality.

Surviving him is his loving wife of 70 years, Ruby Farmer Netherton; daughters, Rebecca and Kristie; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought him great joy.

Per his request there will be no services.  The family asks that you rejoice in his reunion and celebrate his life with your family and friends.


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  1. Melissa says

    I was so sad to hear this news, Edgar was such a wonderful soul. I pray for comfort and peace for the family. May God bless you.

  2. Mitzie Robinette says

    Edgar was a great husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. I looked forward to hearing him sing in church. I know you all have heavy hearts missing him. I know he’s reunited with his beloved children and that’s a great comfort. Love to your grieving family. Mitzie

  3. Loretta Higdon says

    Ruby and family, so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Love you all and will remember all the special times we’ve shared. Now Ed is singing in heaven. Love Janet Stewart and family

  4. David Massie says

    Ruby, Becky and Christy we are so sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many, God gained the most beautiful tenor voice as he entered the gates singing ONE DAY AT A TIME, I can hear that and see him walking back a forth with the words coming out as always from his heart, Rest in Peace Ed.we love you, Joyce, Richie, Ben and Jo, also Patsy and David

  5. Bob and Carol Blackwell says

    We will always remember Ed’s friendship and music. His passing is a loss for the local mountain music family as well as his family.

  6. Patty, Niecie, Kellie, Danny and Laura says

    Ruby, Becky and Kristie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all in this difficult time.