Survivors include his wife, Kelley Smith Edwards of Salem; his mother, Shirley Edwards of Dexter; two daughters, Stephanie Edwards of Salem and Sara (Edwards) Sutter of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Charles Alex and Jonathan Buck Edwards of Salem; three sisters, Karen Wright of Mexico, Mo., Joy Ward of Dexter and Brenda Watson of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, Jackie Roark of McDougal, Ark.; four grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Edwards, and his son, Duane Edwards of Dexter.
Memorial services will be held on May 29, 2012, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the First Christian Church on Stoddard Street in Dexter, Mo.
Any memorials may be made directly to the Edwards family.