John Edwards was born on August 29, 1939 and departed this life
January 11, 2017 reaching the age of 77 years.
He was the son of Shell and Ermie Slagle Edwards of the Cooper community and the brother of Phyllis Cowan (James), Bobby Edwards(Helen) and Nancy Perkins (Mike).
Two sisters preceded him in death—Wanda Lyons (Bobby) and infant Dora Lee Edwards.
He was married to Velda Bell on October 15, 1977.
He leaves behind five children—Gordon Scott Edwards (Tina) of
Atlanta, Ga., Christy King (Boomer) of Jacksonville, Fla., Terri
Shepard (Larry) of Somerset, Ky., Johnny Baker (Eves) of St. Cloud, Fla., and Angie Tucker (David) of Monticello, Ky.; eight grandchildren—Noah Edwards, Texas, Tish Hill of Jacksonville, Fla., Krista Fresquez (Carlos) of Jacksonville, Fla., Jamie Safonte (Eddie) of Clermont, Fla., Kyle Baker (Ashley) of Monticello, Ky., William Grant Stringer (Sarah) of Somerset, Ky., Kristopher King (Jackie) of Alexandria, Va., and Daniel Tucker (Natasha) of Monticello, Ky.; and four great-grandkids—Kinsley and Abby Hill, Kody Fallon of Jacksonville, Fla. and Will Stringer of Somerset, Ky.
He accepted Christ at a early age and attended New Town Baptist Church.
He loved his church and served his Lord faithfully holding the positions of trustee, treasurer, music director, and men's Sunday school teacher for several years.
He was loved by everyone that knew him and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the New Town Baptist Church or Gideon's Memorial Bible Plan.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Reuben Hucaby and Bro. Bill Dick officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 24, 2017