Walter Matthew "Matt" Edwards



Walter Matthew "Matt" Edwards, age 49, of Wallace Street, Spindale, died Sunday, March 26, 2017. A native of Burke County, he was a son of Doris Edwards Kimball and the late Walter Talmage Edwards; a former employee of Stonecutter Mills, Spindale Mills, and Mastercraft, he was an avid Panther and Nascar fan; he enjoyed participating in Wrestling and Boxing. Matt was a dedicated and loving father to his children.

Including his mother, he is survived by two children, Matthew Sawyer Edwards and fiancé Brittany Leann of Spindale, Deena Renee Edwards of Shiloh, siblings, Brenda "Susan" Elliott and husband John of Henderson, NC, Sherry Lynn Smith of Charlotte, Martha Edwards Feimster of Hickory, David McKinley Edwards and wife Kim of Hodges, SC, Danny Edwards and wife Sharon of Forest City, Sam Edwards and wife Sharon of Bostic, Mary Edwards Ruppe and husband Terry of Forest City, George Lee Edwards of Spindale, and Mark Anthony Edwards of Forest City. There are several nieces and nephews along with grand nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at four o'clock in the afternoon, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in The Padgett and King Chapel with his nephew, Judah Crowder officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the main building. The family will be at the home of his mother on Spindale Street. The Padgett and King Mortuary and Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at