Edward "Ed" Lee McMasters, age 94, of Asheboro passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Terra Bella Assisted Living.
Ed was born in Asheboro on April 12, 1929 to Floyd and Hattie Lindley McMasters. Ed served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, receiving a Purple Heart. He retired from Black & Decker and following retirement he worked part-time with Lowe's Foods. Ed was a longtime member of Union Grove Christian Church. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Denise Deaton, 2 brothers, Richard McMasters and Cleo McMasters, and 2 sisters, Virginia Garner and Vera Forrest.
He is survived by his wife, Jettie Rich McMasters; son, Mark McMasters (Sherrill) of Winston-Salem; stepsons, Robert Morrison (Ruth) of Randleman and Barry Morrison (Kristan) of Hiwassee, VA; grandchildren, Christin McMasters and Jonathan McMasters (Joy); step grandchildren, Phillip Morrison (Cara), Steven Morrison (Heather), Tony Deaton (Karen), and Ryan Deaton; step great grandchildren, Caleb Morrison, Tyler Morrison, Garett Morrison, Sophie Morrison, and Avalee Morrison.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 12:45-1:45 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Kidd and Pastor Garry Reeder officiating. Burial will be held at Randolph Memorial Park with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to Union Grove Christian Church, 3985 Old NC Highway 13, Asheboro, NC 27205.