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Sampson-Bladen Oil's Ed Wazney Dies

Director of marketing 'loved his industry,' was always 'one call away'
Ed Wazney Sampson-Bladen Oil
Photograph by W. Scott Mitchell

The convenience-store industry lost another familiar and friendly face this past week when Ed Wazney died of natural causes on Saturday at age 59. Wazney was director of marketing at Sampson-Bladen Oil, dba Han-Dee Hugo's, based in Clinton, North Carolina, and a more than 20-year veteran of the c-store industry.

Born Edward Louis Wazney Jr. in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1963, Wazney graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in science in 1987, according to an obituary notice shared on He was a former member of CSP'sConvenience Retailing University Advisory Council.

"Ed took pride in his job, loved his industry and the people in it," the notice stated. "Ed never met a stranger; he was a friend to all. If you ever needed anything, Ed was one call away. He would go through all measures to make sure he was there for his people."

Hi hobbies included playing golf, collecting aged bourbons and cooking, "especially the infamous Wazney spaghetti sauce."

Wazney is survived by partner Mary Beth O’Boyle, two daughters, one son and many family members.

The celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Palmetto Funeral Home in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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