In Memory

William H. Edwards

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01/02/23 10:44 AM #1    

Linda A. Rhyne

He was the nicest guy and a great quarterback who led us to the state championship. Praying for his family.

01/02/23 11:19 AM #2    

P. David Gardner

I remember meeting Bill as we started football practice in the summer of our junior year. His family had moved to Raleigh from Georgia and Bill's southern drawl made him immediately likeable and easy to approach. We soon learned Bill was not only a talented athlete, but had musical skills and was academically gifted. Bill led by example and was a calming force on the football field and in the locker room. As a high school student it is easy to overlook or be unaware of the talents and potential of classmates and teammates. However, I was not surprised that Bill was awarded a Morehead scholarship and went on to achieve an outstanding career in neonatology and medicine. Bill Edwards made a difference. I celebrate his life.


01/02/23 06:45 PM #3    

Darvy Fuller

In medical school Bill was the same quiet guy we knew at proof the the more you know the less you need to say. He ultimately went on to be the chief of neonatal care at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where a colleague commented that his collaberations "generated advancements in neonatal care that saved countless newborn lives."    State Champion quarterback, valedictorian, Morehead Scholar, physician, educator/mentor...and family that was a life !!!

01/03/23 01:35 PM #4    

David R. Rowland

What a life well lived. Let's celebrate Bill's accomplishments to our Class and to mankind, especially the young.

01/03/23 03:24 PM #5    

Randolph E. Gill

Bill was a vital man. He was the only student at Broughton that I envied. I grieve for his death and mourn for our loss. 

01/03/23 04:03 PM #6    

W. Edward Whitaker

Bill and I arrived at Broughton in summer of 65.  We were both from the Georgia so we hung together during summer football practice.  He was my friend.  Time moved on and yet we reconnected in 2019.  I enjoyed watching his efforts in sailing and moving into retirement.  We had talked of getting together at my Colorado home.  I contacted him when Betsy was diagnosed with ALS and we talked at length about the horrors of the disease and he pulled no punches.  But in a way its nice to get the truth.  I dropped off the grid when Betsy died. My last note from him was October 2, wishing me happy birthday. I am so sorry for his families loss.  His accomplishments and his work along with caring compassionate approach to life.  The world is a lesser place when you lose people like this.  Ed Whitaker

01/04/23 11:52 AM #7    

Gary R. Sugg

I am so sorry to learn that Bill Edwards, who quite frankly was the best of all of us '67ers, has died. As our valedictorian, championship quarterback, concert pianist, dashingly handsome, yet somehow quietly modest classmate, he was almost too good to be true! He and Tommy Bello were our 2 Morehead Scholars to Chapel Hill, and both went on to stellar careers and accomplishments, but both have died too young. We should remember them well, and honor their contributions to society, and to Broughton High. 

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