Let the memory of Gene be with us forever.
  • Passed away on February 18, 2019 .
Ronald Gene Edmundson, 82, of Oxford, NC, lost his battle with cancer on February 18, 2019.  He was born in Wayne County to James Ronald and Esther Dawson Edmundson. He was raised in Stantonsburg, NC, and graduated from Fork Union Military Academy.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and went on to earn his law degree from Wake Forest University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi fraternity.  He practiced law in Oxford for 53 years.
Gene was a member of Oxford Baptist Church.  He was a past member of the P & L Club and The Jaycees, where he was given The Distinguished Service Award.  He was recently on the Board of Directors at Union Bank for seven years, serving as Chairman for three of those years.
Gene was an avid golfer, having played courses all over the US and overseas, including those in England and Ireland.  His golf course camaraderie carried over into lifelong friendships.  He was also a devoted Duke basketball fan, traveling to numerous ACC and NCAA Championships to cheer on his Blue Devils.  
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, James Edward, and James’ wife, Anne.  He is survived by his wife Mary Ruth Wooldridge Edmundson; two daughters, Ginny Hicks and husband Mark, and Mary Scott Burt and husband David; five grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Brent (Kelly), Drew (Blair), and Matthew Hicks (Maggie), and Mary Charles and Ginny Burt; and 3 great-grandchildren, Austin, Smith, and Addy Hicks.
The family will receive visitors at the home, 182 Pine Cone Drive.  Visitation will be held directly before the service Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Oxford Baptist Church Family Life Center, 147 Main Street, Oxford, NC, at 10:00 AM.  The service will be held at Oxford Baptist Church at 12:00 PM, following the visitation.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oxford Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 147 Main Street, Oxford, NC, 27565, or Area Congregation In Ministry (ACIM), 634 Roxboro Road, Oxford, NC, 27565.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Posted by Russell Murray on February 22, 2019
Gene was my attorney; my friend; he was a very good man. I will miss him ! May God comfort the family during this time .
Posted by Jack And Tamsie Lynch on February 20, 2019
Just returned home after Gene's service. It was a great tribute to his life to see so many people attending. The service was excellent. Prayers for Mary Ruth, daughters and families. Gene was a very good man. He helped so many people including me! I will always be indebted to him. Am so sorry that I was not aware of his battle with cancer. May you rest in peace Gene....job well done on this earth. Will see you again in Heaven good friend.
Posted by Cassandra Champion on February 20, 2019
I am truly sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful man and always provided me with excellent guidance. He will be greatly missed.
Posted by Rhonda Bagshawe on February 20, 2019
So sorry to hear of this. Condolences to the family.
Posted by Kathy Boyd on February 19, 2019
Ginny and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Edmundson. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. He was an icon in the community and will be remembered by so many. He has helped so many people over the years and will never be forgotten for his tenacity to get the job done. His legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Know that he will always be with you. May God wrap his arms around you as you come to grips with losing one so precious.
Posted by Greg Lynch on February 19, 2019
Mr Gene Edmundson First his friendship is irreplaceable. Remembering being with Gene at Duke basketball games cutting up while the players run past us on the floor with Dad Jack Lynch is a wonderful honor I will always cherish. His flawless ability to handle situations in his career is simply unsurpassed. My Love thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. Many people have been helped in so many ways by Gene and will be forever missed. Thanks again Gene I know your dancing with the angels in heaven.
Posted by Joe Haskins on February 19, 2019
Mary Ruth and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Gene loved his family and friends and will surely be missed. May God Bless you all.
Posted by Vivian Wright on February 19, 2019
Sorry to hear of Mr. Edmundson's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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