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Self-assurance and the gift of gab were the defining traits of Gregory Keith Edge. These qualities, tempered by a good heart and generous spirit, carried him through 61 years, until he quietly slipped away February 1, 2018.
Above all else, Greg loved his son Adam (29) and the purposefulness of being a dad. He had an extraordinary talent for making things grow, sprinkling his magic on all things green, leafy and flowering. Greg was a good cook, kept a spick and span house, wore lightly starched dress shirts and expensive boots, and always had good hair. Everyone who knew Greg understood that he liked to celebrate. He was a hard worker and had successful careers in commercial construction, residential landscaping, insurance sales, and as an oil and gas right-of-way agent. He was a free-thinker who expanded his mind through music, reading, lively discussion, meditation and prayer. When faced with cancer, Greg chose to fear not, put his trust in God, and surrender to a deep sense of peace.
Born on February 24, 1957, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, he was the third son of Elizabeth and Jodie Edge. He enjoyed lifelong friendships with his brothers and sister: Steve (Norman), Chris (Norman), Mark (Houston), and Sherri (OKC). The family attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Norman, and Greg was a member of the parish boy scout troop. He graduated from Norman High School in 1975, lived in Houston for 10 years, and was married to Johna Adams Edge in 1984. In 1987, the couple moved to Norman and welcomed the arrival of their son, Adam Lee.
Greg accomplished some great things in his life. He started college when he was 30 years old and graduated from the University of Oklahoma four years later. He studied business administration, was an excellent student, and had a passion for learning Japanese. He was a single parent for many years and considered Adam to be the most important part of his life. In 2016, Greg chose to go to treatment and stop drinking. At the time of his passing, he had 18 months of sobriety—18 months of gratitude, growth, discovery and reinvention. Greg will be missed by all who loved him.
A Celebration of Greg’s Life
1:00pm Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Depot, located at 200 S. Jones Ave. Norman, Oklahoma
Debbie Taron Carlile says
Will always remember his beautiful smile and magnificent hair! Made you feel as if you were his most cherished friend. Many treasured memories! Sending prayers and condolences to all the family. Until we meet again, may his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God Rest in Peace.
Sherry Latham says
Greg provided a home where the his son and friends loved to go hang out and just be boys. After we moved to Norman, Greg and Adam became a second family for my son. It seemed like the boys were always at one another’s house over the weekends, and typically they chose to be with Greg for a “guy’s weekend”. Greg provided a safe sounding board for all of Adam’s friends with years of wisdom, sound advice and genuine compassion and understanding.
He was a great craftsman and perfectionist on the renovations he did in their home. He loved working outside to create a peaceful, but fun backyard haven for him, his son and their friends.
Greg always had a smile and a story to share with anyone he met and quickly let it be known his world revolved around his son. That smile and quick wit will be missed.