PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA—Luther Conrad Edwards, 82, died July 3 in Panama City, Florida.

Luther was born Feb. 22, 1938, son of the late Broudus and Lela (Holder) Edwards in Newton, North Carolina.

A football and track star in high school, Luther enlisted in the United States Air Force at age 18 and retired at the rank of technical sergeant. Luther served in North Africa and Southeast Asia, but spent most of his career in Myrtle Beach, which his family called home for nearly 60 years.

Luther was active in several fraternal, social, and charitable groups during his life, most notably the Shriner’s Club (Omar Temple), where he performed in the group’s motorcycle parade unit. Luther was an avid woodworker, fisherman, and could often be found tinkering in his workshop.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marguerite; sons Michael and Joseph and grandsons Alex and David.

Luther was preceded in death by his eldest son, Ronald.

A graveside service was held July 8 at Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.

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