Edwin B. Kearns, Jr. – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Gloucester-Mathews Caazette, April 27, 1972

General Kearns, 70, Dies at East River Home

Brigadier General Edwin B. Kearns, Jr., United States Army (retired) died on Wednesday, April 19, 1972 at Hicks Wharf, Miles, after a lingering illness.

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1925. He served in various infantry regiments in the United States and overseas before transferring to the Quartermaster Corps in 1937.

He served at Army supply depots in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Worth, Tokyo and in the office of the Quartermaster General in Washington D.C.  He also served as deputy quartermaster for the Far Eastern command and the United Nations command.

General Kearns was awarded the Legion of Merit for service in World War II and for duty in the Korean Conflict.

He has resided in Mathews since his retirement in 1955 after 35 years active duty witht he Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Haynes Kearns of Miles;  two sisters, Mrs. T.C. Cash of Tyler, Texas, and Mrs. James N. Garitty of Coriscana, Texas; and a brother, Henry Call, also of Corsicana.

A funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m., in the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, conducted by the Rev. S. Janney Hutton.  Burial was at 2:30 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers were Andrew J. Billups, Jr., Andrew . Billups, III, Thomas E. Colvin,  Raymond Burton,  Col. William U. Kennon, and Dr. Frank Miller.

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/11/1901
DATE OF DEATH: 04/19/1972

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