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Richard Dale "Dick" Edge

September 16, 1936 - December 31, 2021

Richard Dale Edge, age 85, of Raleigh NC, passed away on December 31, 2021. Richard was born on September 16, 1936, in Wheeling, West Virginia to Robert Edge and Clement Bates. Mr. Edge was a class of 1954 Wheeling High school graduate and served in the US Army and Army Reserves. He graduated from West Liberty State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1963 and received his
Master's Degree from the University of Dayton in 1975. He represented Wheeling High in the 1954 OVAC All-Star Football Game. While attending West Liberty State College, he was a four-year letterman, two-time All-West Virginia Conference football selection, and team’s co-captain as a senior. He was enshrined in the West Liberty Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted
into the prestigious West Liberty University Alumni Wall of Honor in 2003.  Mr. Edge was an educator and coach for 42 years, He taught for 10 years in Ohio County West Virginia, and the
remaining years were spent in Ohio. He taught and was an administrator of Wintersville HS, Springfield HS, Edison Local HS, and Woodsfield HS. He served as Superintendent of Schools of Switzerland of Ohio/Monroe County Schools and Belmont County Schools, retiring from St. Clairsville High School, where he served as Principal. During retirement, Mr. Edge returned to education as Principal of Shadyside HS, Cambridge HS, and Shenandoah HS before “hanging up his hat” and doing some traveling.  Richard was active in local wrestling circles for more
than 50 years. As a coach, he has the distinction of starting wrestling programs at two local high schools – Triadelphia in 1964 and Warwood in 1967. His tenure with the Vikings proved successful and his wrestling squad went undefeated in dual completion while winning an OVAC team championship. The OVAC Hall of Famer was named Ohio Eastern District Wrestling Coach of the
Year in 1975 and received the OVAC’s prestigious “Mr. Mat” Award in 1979. Mr. Edge served as president of the OVAC during the 1986-87 and the 1987-1988 school years. In 2016 he was enshrined into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for the State of West Virginia.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years Patricia (Lash) Edge of Raleigh, NC; three daughters Holly Edge of Raleigh, NC, Lynn Davis of Chesapeake, VA, Jennifer Edge of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Erica, Natalie, Jakson, Parker and Blaine; great-grandson Braxton; brother, V. William, “Bill” Edge.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Interfaith Food Bank of Raleigh, NC, and the Veterans Club of West Liberty University in his memory.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will follow at a later date, in the Wheeling area for all those who wish to attend.  Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street,
Wheeling, WV.

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