Edward C. Minor

Published 3:32 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DULUTH, MINN.—Edward Colquitt “Ted” Minor, 72, formerly of Courtland, Virginia, passed away on May 22, 2015, at Benedictine Health Center in Duluth.

Edward C. Minor

Edward C. Minor

Ted was born in Baltimore, Maryland, had a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Western Maryland College and a law degree from Boston University School of Law. He practiced law at firms in Baltimore and Savannah, Georgia, and in the U.S. Army J.A.G. Corps. While in the Army, he was awarded a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal.

He eventually settled in Franklin/Southampton County, Virginia, where he worked as associate and general counsel at Union Camp Corporation. In Georgia and Virginia, he was active in the community, serving on several organizations’ boards.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Franklin, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Courtland, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth. He moved to Duluth in 2012 to be near family. Ted loved sailing and canoeing, growing orchids and birdwatching.

He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joan.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth; son-in-law, Jay; grandson, Ben; sister, Alice; brother, Bill; and many nieces and nephews.

Ted’s family deeply appreciates the wonderful care he received from the staff of Home Instead, Westwood Assisted Living, Westwood Terrace, Lighthouse of Superior, and Benedictine Health Center.

The memorial service will be at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Courtland on Monday, June 8 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James W. Browder III and the Rev. Ben R. Duffey officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Courtland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, 7900 West 78th St., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55439.

Wright Funeral Home, Franklin has charge of arrangements.