Dr. Edward Stanley Avery Jr.
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Dr. Edward Stanley Avery, Jr., 92, died Friday, May 14, 2021 at his home in Norfolk, VA. He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Dr. Edward Stanley Avery and Florence Blake Avery. Dr. Avery was predeceased by his brothers Blake Avery, Erwin Avery and Dr. Walton Avery, and his son-in-law Dr. Paul "Pepper" Prillaman.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Ann Curtis Avery, their children and spouses, Ann Rodman and Gary Shook, Hannah Prillaman, Waightstill and Brook Avery, Adelaide and Dr. Christopher Turnbull, Clark and Catherine Avery, and his sixteen grandchildren, Ross, Avery, Rodman and Eliza Grace Shook, Walker, Ellis and Hughes Prillaman, Straeten, Leah and Meredith Avery, Charles, Owen and Ella Blake Turnbull, and Lucy, Camilla and Emma Avery.

Dr. Avery was raised in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from Reynolds High School. He was a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, served in the United States Marine Corps and was a graduate of The UNC School of Medicine. He practiced pathology at Norfolk General Hospital until his retirement in 1995.

An avid golfer who loved caring for his lawn, Dr. Avery was a devoted Tar Heel fan who rarely missed a game. He was a member of Cedar Point Country Club, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and the Norfolk German Club. He served on the Board of Directors of The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk.

Burial will be private and a Celebration of Life will be held at Christ and St. Luke's Episcopal Church at 2:00 PM Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Virginia Zoo.

H.D.Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on May 16, 2021.
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Claire Avery
May 20, 2021
My condolences to the family and especially to Hannah and Waightstill whom I taught. Blessings and continued prayers to your entire family. What a wonderful legecy he leaves.
Thelma Mountcastle Thornton
May 19, 2021
To the Avery Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll remember Dr. Avery with much fondness as we enjoyed the Avery tailgait before Carolina games. He was a proud tarheel and gracious enough to share his enthusiasm with his son’s friends. I am grateful.
Brad Friedman
May 17, 2021
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May 17, 2021
Mrs. Avery and Family, Just wanted to let you know how saddened I am to hear of Dr. Avery's passing. I always enjoyed when he came into the office to go to lunch with Mr. Berkley. He was always up-beat and enjoyable company. I know you and your family are hurting and I just wanted to tell you that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I know the Lord will help you get through this difficult time.
Nancy Skinner
Nancy Skinner
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