William T. "Sonny" Edens

William T. "Sonny" Edens

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.

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Gene Berry
500 Samuel Padgett Rd., Ridge Spring, SC 29129
Created On: 01/05/2019 13:48:21

My heart was saddened to learn that Sonny had passed away from an email from Harry Dubose. I worked for eight years with Sonny at Cherry Grove FFA Camp and shared many happy moments with the Edens Family. I had planned to reunite but bypass heart surgery prevented my visit. My care keeper/driver was involved in a head on collision the first of December and is recovering from a broken leg and arm. I regret that I will not be able to attend the funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy Miles
Created On: 01/03/2019 22:17:14

Kathy, Will & Elizabeth,

I’m so sorry for your loss and no words will fill the loss. I won’t be in town for the service but love you guys and thinking of you. Will keep sending prayers. I love you all!

Created On: 12/30/2018 15:45:05

My deepest condolences to the Edens Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken hearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit and he comforts those in times of sorrow

Ron Riggs
Carolina Shores, NC
Created On: 12/21/2018 22:55:43

My wife and I are express our deepest sympathy to Kathy, his wife and their children. Sonny and many of us grew up in the area, went to elementary, jr. high and high school together in late 50's and early 60's. It was a tight knit community and the class of 1968 are friends forever. We will never forget our victorious football season our senior year and Sonny, you were a big part of it. Rest in Peace, you will always be remembered

Mitchell Ward
ocean isle beach, nc
Created On: 12/19/2018 23:34:43

So sad to hear of the passing of a good friend and high school classmate. Condolences to the family. He was a great guy.

Fred and Debbie Morris
Little River, SC 29566
Created On: 12/19/2018 20:00:24

So saddened to hear the passing of a longtime friend and classmate from Wampee-Little River HS (Class of 1968). Sonny was special....a good family man who loved his family, country and Clemson Tigers. Thank you, Brother Sonny, for your 28 years of service in the Army's 101st Airborne Division for the protection of America. Thoughts, condolences and prayers are with Kathy and the entire family. Please take comfort knowing that Sonny suffers no more and is resting in peace in God's loving care. Love you. God bless you all.

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