Jennings D. Edge, Calabash

Jennings D. Edge

Jennings D. Edge, 88, of Calabash died Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Jennings was born in Horry County, S.C. on April 27, 1934, and was the son of the late Benjamin Elexy Edge Sr. and Anna Bourne Edge. After graduating from Wampee High School, he married the love of his life, Betty Jo. They had two children, Gary and Adrianna, and spent almost 63 years together. After serving in the U.S. Army, Jennings owned and operated Edge Construction for many years before opening Plantation Storage in 2008. He was on the ATMC Board of Directors from 1986 through 2001, serving as Vice President from 1991 to 1999. Jennings joined the board of the Calabash Fire Department (CFD) in 1984 and served as President of the Board from 1999 until his death. Jennings was passionate about the fire department and played a major role in its growth. Through his time at CFD and other endeavors, he impacted countless lives. His kindness, compassion, and love for his family and community, was felt by all around him. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Edge, his granddaughter, Sara Sidelinger, and his seven siblings. He is survived by his children, Gary Edge (Debbie) of Durham, N.C. and Adrianna Sidelinger (Michael) of Shallotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Anna Edge, Melanie Tapp (Jason), Beck Sidelinger (Jaquasha), and Lauren Sidelinger. The family received friends November 6th at White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte, N.C. Funeral services were held Monday, November 7th at the Calabash Fire Department, 892 Persimmon Rd. S.W., Calabash, with Chaplain Charles Fox officiating. Burial followed at the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Calabash Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Calabash Fire Department. You may offer online condolences at White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte Chapel (910) 754-3333.

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