Edward “Ed” Lee Risty, 69, of New Bern, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at home.
He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He served in the Marine Corps and retired from Craven County Schools, where he taught at Havelock High School. He was a member of the Preservation Foundation, English Speaking Union and Riverside Association.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, New Bern, with the Revs. Susan Greenwood and Brian Huffman officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Mann Risty; one daughter, Sarah Risty-Davis; and one grandchild.
The family will receive friends at a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center, 1312 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, NC 28560.
Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.