Joseph Brian Tempesta, 38, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 24, 2014 at CMC-Main in Charlotte.
Born in Charlotte on April 23, 1976, he was the son of Lienne and Mike Edwards of Charlotte and Kristen James of Jasper, GA.
At the age of 21, Joseph graduated from Metro High School and had worked at Goodwill Industries and volunteered at R.H.A Howells Co-op.
An avid Manchester City Soccer fan, he was a member of Pritchard Memorial Church, the Boy Scouts and had participated in Circle of Friends and Special Olympics.
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In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Seth Edwards and his wife, Reagan and their soon to be born child of Washington; maternal grandmother, Louise Deshaies of Greensboro; paternal grandmother, May Edwards of Rochford, England; aunts, Daphne Haverkamp and husband, Obbe of Greensboro and Betty Davis and husband, Mike of Rochford, England; cousins, Zoe Edwards of Rochford, England, Jason Haverkamp and wife, Kira of Scotia, NY and Sarah Cates and husband, Josh of Greensboro.
His paternal grandfather, James Edwards, preceded him in death on August 5, 2007.
Memorial services are planned for 4:00 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at McEwen Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28262 with Keith Benze officiating.
Friends may visit with the family immediately following the services.
Contributions in memory of Joseph Brian Tempesta may be made to The Arc of Mecklenburg County, Inc., 3900 Park Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcewen deritachapel.com