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Peter Frankie Edwards

Peter Frankie Edwards
  • February 28, 1944 - July 18, 2021
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Peter was in every sense, a class act. His life was a valedictory address. We of the Class of 1962 are honored by his life; he was the best of all of...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Peter Smyth - School

“Peter was the face of the St. Andrews High School Class of 1962 and of many organizations throughout his life. He was the epitome of a real friend...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mac Anderson - North Charleston, SC

“Thoughts and prayers for the Family. Peter was a very nice person and will be greatly missed all!!! ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Linda Peeples Sims - School

“Peter was such a gentleman and kind to everyone. I remember him fondly from high school and will cherish the picture of us from our 50 year class...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Lorie Peeples Higgins - Friend

“Frank, I was so sorry to learn of your father´s death. The slide show was a wonderful testimony to your family´s relationships with him. He must...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Marion Sullivan - Other

“Very sorry to hear of Peter's passing, he aways had a welcoming smile and will be missed. God bless his family.Johnny/Vickie ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Johnny and Vickie Peterson - SC

“I have the best memories of Peter when he was on the Board at the Pharmacy Association and I was staff. Such a kind and giving man with the best...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Melissa Dinkins Hedrick - Work

“Peter's positive outlook and sense of humor made him a pleasure to work with at the College. He was always so accommodating when I asked for help...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Sandra Garner - Work

“I remember the first day he showed up with his iconic bow tie to begin work with the formidable Ralph. What a breath of fresh, humorous air! He will...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Deborah Carson

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: James Turner, RPh.

“R.I.P. my friend I'll will always remember our early days when you where at Treasury Drugs and me at K-mart Pharmacy! ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Chuck Jones - N. Charleston, SC

“We had the pleasure of working with Peter at the College of Pharmacy. He was always there with a smile and usually a joke or funny story. He really...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Nappi and John Bosso

“What a wonderful human being Peter was. I worked with Peter for many years at the college and he was always kind, supportive and witty. I...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kelly Ragucci - Arlington, VA

“Laurie, Tricia, and familyWe are so sorry to hear of Peters passing. John snd I are sending our prayers for peace and comfort. We are thinking of you ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Terri, John, and Dee Walter

“So very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Reed Lockman - Fern Park, FL

“So sorry for OUR loss. He meant so much to all of us. I know its difficult for you but we're here for you always.Ted and Gayle ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Ted and Gayle Manos - Oak Island, NC

“Peter was a close friend and a quality individual. He made this place a better world.rip ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Rick Gilstrap - Winston Salem, NC


Peter Frankie Edwards, 77, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Laurie Edwards, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 18, 2021. His memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior.

Peter was born February 28, 1944 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late James G. Edwards and Bertha Santo Edwards. He was a graduate of St. Andrews High School, the College of Charleston, and the School of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was known for his excellent work ethic and knowledge as a pharmacist. During the first 20 years of his career, he worked with several retail and independently-owned pharmacies in the southeast, the VA Hospital, and his own consulting business.

An instructor in the 1990s and 2000s, Peter was a mentor to countless students and is remembered for his caring guidance, bow ties and quick wit. He taught at the MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy and was an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences. He earned a master of health service administration from the MUSC College of Health Professions, and served as chair of the Admissions Committee and course director for Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Pharmacy Care, and Pharmacy Management.

And he was active in a number of organizations as a member and leader, including as president of both the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and the MUSC Pharmacy Alumni Association.

A devoted father, husband and friend, he was an avid outdoorsman and gardener who fished often on his boat, Reel Medicine. Particularly in his retirement, he traveled with family and friends to favorite destinations including the southeast mountains, Florida Keys, the Maine coast, and sea cruises in the Caribbean and Europe.

Peter is survived by his wife of 20 years, Laurie Fowler Edwards; one son, Peter Frankie Edwards, Jr. (Sandy Lang) of Charleston, SC; daughters Amelia Edwards Schuller (Jason) of Kennesaw, GA, and Patricia Merritt Everette (Trey) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one sister, Laura Edwards Bell (Steve) of Mt. Pleasant; sister-in-law Luann Edwards (James) of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Benjamin Schuller, Ryan Richard, and Connor Richard; and cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the MUSC College of Pharmacy Support Fund within the MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee St. MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425, https://connect2.musc.edu/pharmacy