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Edwin Stanton Schriver III

 A memorial service for Edwin Stanton Schriver III is to be held at the Wisteria Inn, Crystal Springs, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. A private disposition of ashes will take place at a later date.

Mr. Schriver III, 70, a retired investment manager and part-time employee at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, died of a heart attack on April 10, 2015.

Working in high-yield investment management for over 30 years, Ed was recognized as an “idea guy.” He created one of the first hedged high-yield synthetics (1983), managed the first IRS approved stripping of a bond and was an early developer of high-yield analytic tools, models and in-house databases.

His work in high-yield came after his educational achievements. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he entered New York University in 1967 and matriculated in 1969 with an Master of Business Administration with honors in finance and investment. After graduation, Ed became a fixed income trader for the City of New York. Next he took a position as a fixed income portfolio manager for the State of New Jersey. During his long career, he worked at major investment firms and managed investment portfolios of over $6 billion.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1945, Ed moved to Copiah County upon his retirement from ING Investments in 2004 with his wife, Janet. Prior to the move, he successfully worked as the senior vice-president and senior portfolio manager in Scottsdale, Arizona where he managed a team of ten professionals and five support personnel, as well as being responsible for developing all quantitative systems.

After moving to Copiah County, Ed found a second career at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven working part-time in accounting. This job gave Ed the opportunity to give of his talents to the medical field. When 16 years old, Ed developed a life-threatening illness that left him with damaged kidneys. He struggled with failing kidneys throughout his life and managed to maintain his career while on dialysis. He received a kidney transplant in 1983. The donor was a young boy, Anthony Pennington, who had been hit by a car while riding his bike. The day before the accident Anthony had seen a TV show proclaiming the importance of organ donation. He told his parents that if something should happen to him, he wanted to donate his organs. Anthony?s kidney lasted 32 years.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edwin Stanton Schriver Jr. Hon (25 Apr 2002) and mother, Evelyn Hawkins Schriver (13 Nov 2013).

He is survived by his wife, Janet Keith Schriver of Crystal Springs; son, Jim Ross of Frisco, Texas and his wife, Sam; daughters, Melanie Mills of Dallas and husband, Michael, Morgan Schriver Reese of Dallas, Texas and husband, Andrew, and Amanda Schriver of Chicago, Illinois; three grandchildren, Michael Mills Jr., J. D. Ross and Andie Ross; sister, Lynn Mickley of Barefoot Bay, Florida and husband, Don; nephew Eric Mickley of Barefoot Bay, Florida and wife, Joanne; and many loving cousins and friends across the country.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation.