David Lynn Edwards, age 72, of Monticello, Ky. passed away Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.
He was born November 4, 1944 in Wayne County, Ky. He was the son of the late Earl and Hasil Asbury Edwards.
He married Ruby Jones on August 12, 1967. At the time of his death they had been married for 49 years.
He is survived by his wifeRuby Edwards; his sonClinton James
Edwards and his wife, Amy; his daughterAmy Lynne Edwards Turpin and her husband, Jeff; two brothersBobby Gale Edwards and his wife, Louise; Arvid Ralph Edwards and his wife, Audrey; one sister-in-lawVesta Lou Edwards; three grandchildrenJames Riley Cole, Jacinda Addison Edwards, and Ridge William Turpin; three nephewsBobby Gale Edwards, Jr. and his wife Daisy, Jonathan Ralph Edwards, and Jeffrey Earl Edwards; two great nephewsFranz and Alvik Ibisate; and great nieceKimberly Ibisate along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brotherWilmer Glenn Edwards.
His career included the following: He was a graduate of Wayne County High School, a member of the Wayne County Basketball Hall of Fame and attended Berea College.
He served with the heavy artillery unit of the Monticello National Guard for six years in the 1960's.
He also worked for Retail Credit Company while he was in the Guard.
He was a former Master Commissioner and Trial Commissioner.
He became a Licensed Real Estate Broker and operated Monticello Realty for several years. He worked for the Monticello Utilitys Commission from 1991 to 2014 as a licensed Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator.
After he retired in 2014, he went back to work for the Utilitiys Commission as a consultant while the new plant was being built.
He continued to work until he became ill in 2015.
He gave his heart to the Lord at a very early age and was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church. He attended regularly until he became ill with cancer.
He enjoyed going to the Dairy Queen and drinking coffee and talking politics with his friends.
He especially loved getting on his tractor and heading out to
bushhog a field for someone.
He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, his extended family, and his church family.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 in the sanctuary of the Immanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Lange and Jeffrey Earl Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on April 25, 2017