Lewisburg – Edwin “Ed” Howard Warfield passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. He was 86 years old.
Ed was born Nov. 29, 1927, in Shinnston, to Joshua Dorsey and Clarice Stack Warfield, and was the youngest of seven children.
Ed served in the US Army, attended Fairmont State College, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh school of Dentistry in 1956, and from West Virginia University, specializing in Orthodontics in 1975. He retired in November 2012, after 56 years of dedicated service in maintaining and improving the dental health and smiles for others. During his lifetime he was a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, and participated in local community and volunteer activities, including community theaters as both an actor and director. At the time of his death he had been attending Wild Meadow Baptist Church, and had been active locally with Gideons International until he was physically unable to participate.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Nora Lee Davis Warfield on Jan. 28, 2014, as well as his parents and siblings, three brothers and three sisters.
Ed is survived by children: Dawn Warfield and husband Michael Knight, Karin McGraw and husband Gary, Edwin Warfield II and wife Felicia Glick; step-children, Ronald Chambers and wife Marilyn and Marilyn Lewis and husband Leo; grandchildren, Amanda McGraw, Laura Sheets, Andrew and Rachel Knight, Eric Oberwise, Christina, Kevin and Ashley Chambers, Micah Welhofer and Ryan Lewis; and great-grandchildren, Mary McGraw, Bradley Sheets, Kaleigh, Lilly and Eli Welhofer, Scarlett Chambers and Clay Lewis.
Ed was living at the Greenbrier Manor in Lewisburg when he passed away. The family appreciates the wonderful care they provided to Ed and Nora while they were residents there over the last 14 months.
A joint memorial service, celebrating the lives of Ed and his beloved wife, Nora Lee, will be held on Mar. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Wild Meadow Baptist Church, White Sulphur Springs.
Ed loved the Lord and was committed to helping provide God’s word to the world through the work of Gideons International. For this reason, those who would like to honor his memory at this time are asked to donate to Gideons International at www.gideons.org, or mail contributions to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1380, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Per Ed’s wishes, his body was donated to the Human Gift Registry.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is assisting the family.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.