Mark Wood Edwards

July 29, 1926 - January 12, 2008

07/29/1926 - 01/12/2008

Past Services

Tuesday January 15, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Wednesday January 16, 2008
1:00 pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
54038 St. Mary Street
Neffs, OH 43940
740-676-3277 | Directions
Wednesday January 16, 2008
2:30 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Mark Wood Edwards

NORFOLK- Mark Wood Edwards, 81, passed away Jan. 12, 2008, surrounded by friends and family. He was predeceased by his parents, William J. and Ruby Spencer Edwards, as well as his brother, William S. Edwards.
Mark was born in Norfolk on July 29, 1926. He attended Norview High School until he was called to duty to serve in the U.S. Navy during WW II. After the war, he and fellow veterans completed high school at Maury. In his youth, Mark was a member of Norview United Methodist Church; later, he attended Christ the King Catholic Church and Coleman Place Presbyterian Church.
Mark worked for VEPCO for 36 years. He enjoyed fishing, softball, and relaxing at his cottage in Kitty Hawk. Later in life, he especially enjoyed the company of friends met walking at Military Circle.
Mark is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Roseberry Edwards; son Mark Wood Edwards, Jr. and wife Dorothy Lawless Edwards; and grandchildren Erin Spencer Edwards, Seth Lawless Edwards, Andrew Hemingway Edwards and Sara Margaret Wood Edwards; as well as many well-loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Greenwich Rd. Chapel, on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1 p.m., with a reception at the church following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to Catholic Charities of Hampton Roads.
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Steven and Susie Hay and Pinky
8 years ago

I’m truly sorry that we are unable to attend the funeral of Uncle Mark, but our thoughts and prayers are sent with love to all the family. Hope to be able to visit in the spring. I have fond memories of Uncle Mark. I don’t think I’ll ever forget his humor and laughter.

Janet & Bill Earnest
8 years ago

Our prayers are with you Woody. I know your Dad must be proud of you and your family.

Stay in touch.

Janet & Bill

Joan Smith
8 years ago

Sorry for your loss Woody. I hope you, your mother, Dorothy, and the children are all well. Take care, Joan.

Spencer Edwards
8 years ago

With our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Spencer, Teresa & Pamela

Gail Wallace Wyatt
8 years ago

Woody and Dot my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mark was a great guy and always a pleasure to be around. My dad sends his condolences as well.

Peace be with you.

Rodney Smith
8 years ago

Woody, I am so sorry for your loss. Please don’t hesitate to give Joan and I a call if we can do anything.