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Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship

Bill Edwaards

The Edwards family founded the Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship in honor of Billy/Bill Edwards, Orange County High School Class of ‘62, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. Born and raised in Gordonsville, Virginia, Bill participated in basketball, football, and track. He attended Virginia Tech on an athletic scholarship. He is survived by his four siblings who all attended Orange County High School: Marcelline Waugh, Jaqueline “Jackie” Palmore, Robert Edwards, and Randall Edwards.


While at Virginia Tech, Bill majored in Civil Engineering and was a three-time letterman and an honorable mention All American football player for the Hokies and Tech’s first Academic All American. He played tight end and linebacker for coach Jerry Claiborne and was co-captain his senior year. His final season was in 1966, after which he joined the Dallas Cowboys. Bill then returned to Virginia Tech, where he became a graduate assistant with the football team while pursuing his master’s degree in environmental engineering.


After college, Bill joined the Virginia Department of Health and Wytheville Community College as a Math teacher and later spent 38 years as a practicing professional consulting engineer. Bill was instrumental in the growth and development of the companies he was involved in. His stellar career includes becoming a managing principal at Dewey and Davis, founder and CEO of Lockwood Green Technologies, AMEC, and Stantec, where he took over lead responsibility for all US operations east of the Mississippi. Bill was a leader in providing support to local governments and agencies following floods and other disasters throughout his career.


Bill’s full obituary can be found here.


At the family's request, we have established the Edwards Family Memorial Scholarship Fund in his memory. Donations in his memory for scholarships to assist Orange County High School graduates may be made the following ways:


  1. Make a check to OCHS Alumni and Friends Foundation, noting Edwards Family Scholarship, and mail to PO Box 1314, Orange, VA 22960. 

  2. Make an online PayPal donation by clicking on the Donate Button below and selecting Edwards Family Scholarship in the dropdown menu.

  3. By stock transfer through the Jeff Earnhardt office of Edward Jones in Orange, VA. Contact us at for details regarding stock transfers.

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