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Joseph Edgar Renfrow

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Nov. 10, 1929 — Jan. 10, 2018

KENLY — Joseph Edgar Renfrow, 88, passed away Wednesday. His funeral services will be conducted at noon Saturday, Jan. 20 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Moore’s Chapel Church Cemetery, N.C. 42 East, Kenly. The Rev. Lewis Godwin will officiate.

The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

Edgar was a graduate of Glendale High School and earned his undergraduate degree at Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) and his master’s degree at East Carolina University. Edgar was a teacher in several schools in Johnston County, New York and Broughton High School in Raleigh and enjoyed coaching basketball and baseball. Following his teaching career, Edgar became a full-time farmer until retiring in the early ‘90s.

Edgar is survived by his son, Joseph Allen Renfrow, and wife, Jinna P., of Leonardtown, Maryland; his grandson, Robert P. Renfrow of Leonardtown, Maryland; sisters, Edith Creech of Richmond, Virginia and Faye McDonald, and husband, Harrison, of San Diego, California; and his brothers, Fredrick Renfrow, and wife, Georgia, of Greensboro, Hilton Renfrow, and wife, Phyllis, of Kenly and Aaron Renfrow of Swansboro.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Rochelle Allen Renfrow; his parents, James Vester Renfrow and Delia Lewis Renfrow; and sisters, Daisy Radford and Clyda Rainey.

In Edgar’s honor, memorials may be directed to Hopewell Free Will Baptist Church, 5836 Black Creek Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.