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Buddy Lee Edison

October 12, 1947 — May 29, 2023


Buddy Lee Edison

Buddy Lee Edison, 75, passed away peacefully on May 29, 2023 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center with his family by his side. 


He was born in Gaston County, on October 12, 1947 and was the son of the late Nelson and Frankie Perry Edison, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Laura Crook, and brother, Donald Edison.


Buddy was a graduate of Dallas High School and retired from working at Brookdale Assisted Living. He enjoyed working and being around the residents. He would often take them special gifts and goodies he and his wife made. He also had worked in manufacturing for many years. He loved to cook, work in his greenhouse, and gardening. He also enjoyed spending time at the casinos, bowling, fishing, golf, and bird watching.


Buddy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nita Edison; two sons, Christopher Edison

(Wendi), and Brian Edison; step-children, Lynda Hardin, David Brown (Stephanie), Stephen Brown (Irene) and a son-in-law, Randy Hardin; Grandchildren, Payton Edison, Amelia Edison, Taryn Brown, Alyson Hardin, Shawn Hardin, Reese Brown, Chase Brown, and Sophia Brown; brother, Johnny Ray Eidson (Joyce), and a sister, Janie Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 3rd at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Services of Gaston County, 306 South Columbia Street, Gastonia, NC  28054.


Online condolences may be made at: 


Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.




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Saturday, June 3, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation

2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054

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