Justice Edmunds and his wife Linda live in Greensboro. They have two sons, John, age 25, and Edward, age 23.
He is a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro, where his parents were married at the end of World War II. His activities in the church have included service as an acolyte, usher, annual giving chair, and member of the vestry.
Justice Edmunds is a veteran of the United States Navy. After completing law school, he volunteered for duty as a line officer. He earned his commission at Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was assigned to jet flight training in Kingsville, Texas. Although he loved to fly, Justice Edmunds' flight instructors determined that he was not destined to be a pilot, and he was honorably discharged.
Justice Edmunds was a Cub Scout. Both his sons were Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and they all participated in many camping trips to Mount Rogers, pinewood derbies, and other scouting activities.
In college, Justice Edmunds played both lacrosse and soccer. He exercises every day, jogs occasionally, and has a closet full of t-shirts from 10K races.
Justice Edmunds' hobbies include observational astronomy, recreational reading, and an occasional computer game when time permits.