Edward Lee Culbreth

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, October 11, 2022

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Tryon– Edward Lee Culbreth, 93, of Tryon, NC passed away on October 9, 2022, at White Oak Manor.

Born in Landrum, SC, he was the son of the late Cursey and Bessie Gibbs Culbreth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Bernice Wilson Culbreth. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters:  Hubert, Allen, Bobby, Fred, Harold, Elizabeth Denton, and Louise Page

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Edward was a loving husband, father, and “Papa”. He was a member of Tryon First Baptist Church. He retired after 47 years from Mohawk Industries in Landrum, SC. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1948 to 1952. He was also an avid gardener. He and Bernice loved to travel and especially loved their bus tour trips.

He is survived by one son, Philip, and his wife Trish of Tryon, NC. Three grandchildren:  Nicole Culbreth Wall, Christy Hendricks (Mark), and Ryan Sumner (Kristie). Five great-grandchildren:  Dalton Hendricks (Amber), Olivia Searcy, Savannah Sumner, Lucas Sumner, and Blake Wall. He is also survived by one brother, Leonard Culbreth (Olla Mae), and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC with Dr. Jeff Harris of First Baptist Church in Tryon officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will be at 61 Wall Rd, Tryon, NC, 28782.

Condolences to the family can also be made to www.sandersfuneralandcremation.com

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.


Sanders Funeral Home
Columbus, NC.