RALEIGH - Edsel Howard Privette, 85, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 18, at Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, Raleigh, with the Rev. Jay C. James officiating.
He was born in Franklin County to the late Walter Ivan Privette and Nettie Pearce Privette. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the NC Department of Agriculture as a Standards Keeper. At one time, he played professional baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Surviving: wife, Peggy Lou Gargis Privette; sister, Rose P. Bunch of Raleigh; and a number of special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Denimal F. Privette, Dillard Privette, Thomas Vaden Privette, Walter Kearney Privette; sisters, Rona Belle P. Gay, Helen P. Dean, Alice P. Edwards and Alease P. Barwick.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 4423 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, Cancer Research or a charity of your choice.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.