It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Chief George (Rusty) Edwards III (Retired). Chief Edwards was first employed at Radford Army Ammunition Plant Fire Department in 1973. He became fire chief in 1994 and retired 1999. Having also served many years in the Snowville Volunteer Fire Department at various levels. Chief Edwards was a very active member of the Southwest Virginia Firefighters Association where he was a key role player in the memorial services for his fallen comrades. Chief Edwards also enjoyed writing many fire service related poems. Chief Edwards will be sadly missed by family, friends, and brothers. Funeral arrangements held by Stephens Funeral Home in Pulaski, Virginia.