Robert Lee Edwards, son of the late Lewis Lee and Daisy Ann Baker Edwards, was born in Canalou, Mo., on June 21,1932, and died at his home in Essex, Mo., on April 12, 2012, at the age of 79.
He had lived in Essex most of his life and was of the Pentecostal Faith.
On Nov. 25, 1950, he was married to Dorothy Lee Gromer in Essex.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Edwards of Essex; one son, Mike Edwards of Dexter, two daughters, Rebecca Edwards of Essex, and Linda Cloninger of Brownwood; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Edwards of Bloomfield; two sisters, June Hunsaker of Dexter and Pansy Jones of Michigan. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Tussing and Hazel Edwards, in infancy; and one grandson, Michael Trammell.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Ronnie McAtee of Advance, officiating. Interment will be in the West Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.