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Edward "Ed" Swain Harlow

Edward “Ed” Swain Harlow, Jr., passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the Milk Barn, 11698 US-158, Reidsville NC, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 2:00PM with Ted Hopkins officiating. Due to covid-19, the family asks that all in attendance remember social distancing and wear a face mask. Ed was born on August 10, 1934 to the late Elizabeth and Edward Harlow, Sr. in Richmond, VA. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College where he played football and baseball throughout his college career. Later, he worked for American Tobacco and retired in 1994 after over 40 years of service. Ed dedicated the rest of his life to fishing, golfing, hunting, family, and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Ed is preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Daniel Poindexter. He is survived by his wife, Linda Harlow; children, Tripp Harlow and wife Diana, Laurie Wright and husband Kenny; step-daughter Gay Workman and husband Jay; grandchildren, Keith Knight and wife Christy, Elizabeth Gray and husband Joseph, Katie Coleman and husband Seth, Megan Pickell and husband Ben, Mallory Evans and husband Jordan, Emily Poindexter; great-grandchildren, Kierstyn, Fisher, Simon, Nathan, and Jack; and former wife, Sandra Harlow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, HRC at PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 1:33 AM

Worked with Ed for many years. He will truly be missed. Condolences to Linda, Tripp, and Laurie and their families. Also, prayerful thoughts to Sandy:two_hearts:

Barbara Lipford Nov 6 2020 3:50 PM

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Vickie Washburn Nov 4 2020 2:12 PM

Dear Tripp and Laurie, I was so saddened to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Matha Justice Nov 4 2020 1:13 PM

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Wanda Adams-Finlen Nov 3 2020 7:43 PM

Trip & Laurie and family. I was saddened to learn of your loss! May you rest in the wonderful memories and the pride he had in ALL of you . Thinking of you deeply. With Love, Jay

Jay Brande Nov 3 2020 1:09 PM

Laurie, I wanted to let you know I am deeply sorry for the loss of your father. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Phyllis Gray ( Huntsville Elementary)

Phyllis Gray Nov 3 2020 12:07 PM

Deepest sympathies to Ed's family. Loved teasing with "Eddie" (as i often addressed him) when I was young, stealing his favorite chair, while playing with his daughter Laurie. Many fond memories of his cute infectious smile. May his family remember all the good times while dealing with the loss that is hard to accept. Becky Hedrick Campbell

Becky Campbell Nov 3 2020 8:48 AM

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