HICKORY, NC- Edward Eugene Silver, 86, died at home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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Born March 29, 1927, in Shelby N.C., he settled in later life in Hickory. He served in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate during WWII. He worked as a chemist in the textile industry for most of his professional career.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Julia Owen Silver, his sister, Mary Margaret Peterson, his aunts, Marie and Maude (Silver), his daughters Julia Fleming and husband David, Laura Pounds and husband Gregory, his son Charles (Chuck) Silver and wife Jean, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and loving caregivers, Joel and Gladys Ledbetter, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton NC 28658, where Lisa and others assisted in his compassionate care ensuring quality and comfort until the end of his life.
Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Silver.
Guest Registry is available at www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 17, 2013