JADWIN — MO. — Eugene Edwards, 65, of Jadwin, Mo., formerly of Lumberton, N.C., died peacefully on Feb. 10, 2013, after a long fight with cancer.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
He attended Littlefield High School graduating class of 1966. He went on to play basketball for Shorter College in Rome, Ga.
Gene Edwards honorably served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. Achieving the rank of Air Traffic Controller Chief, after which he retired to Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Ella Mae Edwards; and three brothers, Herbert, Woody and Bill Edwards; and a stepson, R.J. Godbey of Cherryville, Mo.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry Edwards; two daughters, Cassie Hambleton of Abu Dhabi, UAE., and Lori Edwards of Plano, Texas; a son, Aaron Edwards of California; his stepson, Justin Godbey of Cherryville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Edwards of Florence, S.C., Tom Edwards of Rockwell, N.C., and Larry Edwards of Lumberton, N.C.; and two sisters, Shelby Baxley and Mary Ellen Taylor, both of Lumberton, N.C.