Edward L. Kornegay



Edward Louis Kornegay, age 68, died on Tuesday at Wayne UNC Health Care. Born in Wayne County, he was the son of the late John Louis Kornegay and Hilda Cox Kornegay. Ed was a member of Providence United Methodist Church where he served on various committees. He retired after 23 years of service, from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corp with the rank of Captain. He was a registered civil engineer in the states of North Carolina and Florida. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Ed worked for several years as the in-house engineer with Jackson Builders until opening his own home office.

A service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held Thursday at 11:00 am at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Jerry Jackson and Rev. Jim Huskins officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will greet friends Thursday from 10:00 until 11:00 am at the Providence Church Fellowship Hall and at other times at the home.

Ed is survived by his wife, Margaret W. Kornegay; his sisters, Frances K. and Glenn Brogden of Mt. Olive and Nancy K. and Mike Burton of Taylors, SC; several nieces and nephews; his special golfing buddies, Bob Guyse and Rudy Peedin; along with his special feline friend, Molly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Providence United Methodist Church, 202 Providence Church Road or to Cures For The Colors, 203 Cox Boulevard, Goldsboro, NC 27534

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Kornegay family and online condolences may be sent through www.shumate-faulk.com