Robert Chester Edge Jr.

Published 6:18 pm Monday, September 22, 2014

The Rev. Robert Chester Edge Jr. 79, passed away Sept. 21 at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham.

He was born on May 26, 1935, in Montgomery, the son of the late Robert C. Edge Sr. and the late Lucille Hasty Edge.

He graduated from Howard College in Birmingham, in 1957, and went on to receive his divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1960.

Edge pastored many churches during his career, including Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Uriah, where he met his wife, Sue; Cebahatchee Baptist Church in Shorter; First Baptist Church, Beatrice; First Baptist Church in Maplesville; First Baptist Church, Lafayette; South Lawn Baptist Church; First Baptist Church, Thorsby; and Berney Points Baptist, Birmingham, where he remained until his retirement in 1995.

Surviving are his sons, Marc Edge (Becky) of Brewton, Bryan Edge (Cassandra) of Jemison, Jonathan Edge (Amelia) of Calera, Chris Edge (Jennifer) of Montevallo; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and sister, Martha Durham (Henry) of Montgomery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Lambert Edge.

Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Thorsby First Baptist Church in Thorsby.

Services will be held Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at Thorsby First Baptist Church with the Rev. Marc Hodges officiating.

Interment will follow in Thorsby Memorial Gardens in Thorsby.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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