EDMONDS, Joseph Lee Sr., of Henrico, departed this life May 20, 2013. A native of Danville, Va., he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Olla Mae Williams Edmonds. Joe was an avid golfer and radio broadcaster, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from State Farm Insurance Company as a claims adjuster. He is survived by his wife, Ersula Johnson Edmonds; three sons, Joseph L. Jr. (Heather), Laval and Leslie Edmonds; four daughters, Odessa Basil (Richard), Kimberly Cunningham (Roy), Karen Clinkscales (Craig) and Angela Penn (Robert); two aunts, Grace Ridgely and Ophelia Edmonds; brother-in-law, James H. Smith (Amelia). His remains rest at the W. S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, 2700 North Ave. His family will receive friends Thursday (today), 6 to 7 p.m. at the W. S. Watkins Community Chapel, 2701 Garland Ave. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 West Leigh St. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ebenezer Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.