Obituary of Lynn Carter Edgerton
Heaven obviously needed a master storyteller with a wonderful heart and a beautiful soul. And that’s why on September 16th, 2023, Jesus called Lynn Carter Edgerton home. Lynn came out of the womb telling stories and had decades of practice. Just ask anyone and everyone who was ever blessed enough to cross his path! You could not leave his presence without spending a good long spell listening and laughing. He never, ever met a stranger. He was in the perfect profession for that...radio. A born salesman, Lynn worked as a Sales Exec for stations in Charlotte and later in Arkansas. While in Charlotte, he became a part of the “Metro Family” selling advertising for traffic reports. Many a day was spent coming up with ads that would stand out and make you pay attention, just like his personality did. Most of the “good” ones would not fly on radio…let’s just say they were a bit risqué! One for Lance crackers read, “Is that a pack of Lance in your pants or are you just happy to see me?” Shockingly, Lance would use the ad which surprised all of the team. We were blessed to be involved every time Lynn came up with his next crazy ad, because he had us all rolling with laughter. Smiles and laughter were not the only gifts he shared. Lynn had the biggest heart of anyone and would be there for you no matter what. In good times and in bad, he shared your laughter and your tears. He was most definitely one of a kind.
Lynn was a brilliant marketer. While in Arkansas, he took a local meat company to the top of their game and was instrumental in helping Petit Jean Meats become then official ham and bacon of the Dallas Cowboys which in turn opened the door for the company to sell their products in Texas! From NASCAR, the Hornets and Elvis shows, Lynn did it all. Beach music loving, Shag dancing, fun loving, kind-hearted Lynn, with a smile that lit up a room.
Lynn made his grand entrance into this world on July 16, 1953 to the late Carol and Tom Edgerton of Greensboro, NC. He graduated from Grimsley High School (1971) and was a proud graduate of Appalachian State University in 1976. He is survived by his sister Carol Hall, nephew Graham Hall (Stephanie) and great nieces Campbell and Caroline, great nephew Winston as well as his loving wife Kathy of 24 years and of course, their Bernedoodle Finn, who was Lynn’s constant companion.
A visitation and time of celebrating Lynn’s life will be held from 1:00-2:30 pm on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Pierce-Jefferson Lambeth Chapel, 300 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to your local poodle/ dog rescue organization or First Light Ministries to 220 Jarrett Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144.