William T. “Sonny” Edens, 68, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018, in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Sonny was born May 3, 1950 a son of the late Margaret Ann Keith and Hiott C. Edens in Conway, SC. He graduated in 1968 from Wampee High School and graduated from Clemson University in 1972.
From Clemson, Sonny joined the United States Army serving in jobs spanning 3 continents and was deployed during Desert Storm with the 101st Airborne Division. He proudly served his country for 27 years before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Robinson Edens; son William T. Edens, Jr. (Amanda) of Conway, SC; daughter Elizabeth A. Edens of Charleston, SC; two grandsons, William T. “Tra” Edens, III, and Tilghman T. Edens; and his brother, Allen Keith Edens of Columbia, SC.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at McMillan Small Funeral Home, 910 67th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Horry County, P. O. Box 50862, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.