Edgar Lester Gorrell



HOLLY RIDGE - Edgar Lester Gorrell, 85, of Holly Ridge, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Wilmington. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Bo Osborne and Rev. Preston Wells officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro, with Rev. Ron Kimble officiating.
Mr. Gorrell was a son of the late Lester William and Surrethor Oliver Osborne Gorrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wanda S. Gorrell of the home; two daughters, Sharon K. Apple and her husband, Ray of Troy and Rita M. Herndon of Holly Ridge; two sons, Ray Gorrell of Colfax and William Gorrell and his wife, Becky of Julian; one sister, Lola May Weiss of Randleman; one brother, William T. Gorrell of Meadows of Dan, VA; eight grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, prior to the service, from 1:00 – 1:45, at the church.