Thomas Crawford Edwards, 80, of Ruckersville, VA passed away on May 3.
He was born on August 18, 1941, to the late Thomas D. & Lorena Meeks Edwards in Charlottesville. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Gayle Deane Edwards, son, Jeffrey Edwards (Annie) Powhatan. VA, daughter Lynn Vecchio (Bob) Virginia Beach; 3 grandchildren – Jessica & Anthony Vecchio, Fairfax; Emily Edwards, Powhatan; 3 step granddaughters – Erin, Madiy & Faith Brecht and sister, Joan E. Crawford (Wade), Albemarle County.
Tommy served in the U.S. Army with a one-year duty in Viet Nam. He retired after 25 years of service in the Athletic Dept. of the University of Virginia. Over the years he has volunteered with the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Ruckersville Vol. Fire Dept., Feeding Greene (Food Pantry); & GRACE (Greene Alliance of Church/Community Efforts). He was active in American Legion Post 128 and a member of Ruckersville Baptist Church and was the front door “greeter” and loved to give the kids “high 5s”. His hobbies were boating, fishing, his garden & square dancing. He & Gayle loved to travel and take cruises.
The family will receive friends from 11:30 am-12:30 pm Saturday May 7, 2022 and Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA, 22968. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday May 7, 2022 at Ryan Funeral Home with Pastor Kyle Clements officiating. Interment to follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Feeding Greene, Inc., P.O. Box 13, Stanardsville, VA 22973; GRACE, P.O. Box 513, Stanardsville, VA 22973; or Ruckersville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 104, Ruckersville, VA 22968
An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is in charge of arrangements.