Edd N. Dallas, 89, of Richmond, died Oct. 24, 2013, at Lakewood Manor where he resided the last 18 years.
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He was the son of the late Lee Vert Dallas Sr. and Nola Nichols Dallas of Nathalie in Halifax County.
He was a member and raised in Hunting Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his sister Joyce W. Clark of Galax; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
His education was at Lynchburg College and was interrupted by WWII.
He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he earned a purple heart.
He owned and operated Village Barber Shop for 35 years in Richmond. He loved playing tennis and working out at the gym and did both into his 80's. He traveled extensively throughout the world in his retirement. He moved to independent living at Lakewood Manor and was featured on the brochure and in the commercials at Lakewood walking the trails on the grounds. He later moved to assisted living and in the last six months to health services.
The family wishes to express many thanks to all at Lakewood Manor for their excellent care of our loved one. The last six months were difficult for him and we especially thank Keisha, Julia, Becky, Paulette and Robin for making sure he was comfortable as possible during this time.
He donated his body to the anatomical society of Virginia for medical research.
A memorial service will be held at a later day at Hunting Creek Baptist Church.
Edd asked that this American Indian Epitaph be included in his memorial. " Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am a diamond glint of snow. I am the sunlight on harvest grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning, hush…. I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night…."
Published in Galax Gazette from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2013