SHELBY-Edward "Ed" M. Minor Jr. of Shelby, 72, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Ed was born in Augusta, Ga. on June 10, 1940, to the late Malcolm and Becky Cloud Minor. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Hogan Minor on Aug. 15, 1965. Ed was employed as a salesman with Clyde A. Short Co. Prior to his passing, he enjoyed flying, motorcycles and traveling. He had a special passion for music/singing and a voice that touched so many lives. Ed was very active with Relay for Life and dedicated many years serving on the Executive Committee along with family and dear friends. He was a loving Christian, son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to so many. Spending time with his family and witnessing to others were his greatest passions.
In addition to his parents, Ed is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brett and Brady Green.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Mary Ann; a daughter, Michelle and fiancée Jay Partin Jr. of Shelby; a son, Michael and wife Michelle of Harrisburg; five beautiful grandchildren, Benjamin Green, Gavin, Grant, Ansley, and Eliza Minor; two brothers, Wayne Minor of McRae, Ga., and Neal Minor of Eastman, Ga.; and a multitude of dear friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the sanctuary before the service.
Celebration of Life Service: 4 p.m. Saturday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Tony Tench
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Minor
Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society-Cleveland County Division, 1901 Brunswick Avenue Ste 100, Charlotte, N.C. 28207 or First Baptist Church, 120 North Lafayette Street, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com