Glancy Bradford Edwards transitioned peacefully on Friday, May 6, 2022 at William R. Courtney Texas State Veteran’s Home in Temple, Texas.
Duck, as he was affectionately known, was born June 4, 1943 in Kinston, NC, to the late Archibald and Edna C. Edwards.
After graduating from high school, Glancy joined the military. He spent 19 years serving his country between 1969 and 1988, including tours in Korea and Vietnam. He had exemplary service and rose to the rank of Senior Supply Sergeant. During his service, he earned several medals and ribbons including Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ( Korea ), Vietnam Service Medal ( with silver and bronze stars ), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
Glancy always had a smile on his face. He loved life and lived his life with the best of intentions. Glancy was a loving son, husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. He took care of his mother and sibling, as well as his family. Glancy remained close with his siblings throughout the years and joked with them often during their many conversations. He also made time to engage with his nieces and nephews and often took them on adventures through the neighborhood and later, showered his affection on their children as well.
Glancy was preceded in death by his older brother, Kenneth E. Edwards; and by a stepson, Michael Dixon.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dixon; sons, Reginald Dixon and Marcellus Wright; step-children, Efrin and Ronnie Dixon, Patricia Washington and Kevin Bell; brothers, Archie L. Edwards, Eddie E. Edwards, Richard I. Edwards, Michael M. Edwards; sisters, Sarah E. Edwards, Berniece O. Edwards and Sandra E. Chambers; grandchildren, Alexia and Eliana Dixon, Jalen, Julius and Janelle Wright; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.
Glancy will be sorely missed.
Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Oaklawn Cemetery, 1615 Oaklawn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28216.