In Memory

Dennis Edwards - Class Of 1966


Dennis Lee Edwards

Age 65, passed away on March 12, 2014 with his family by his side. He was born on August 23, 1948 in Frankfort Indiana. He graduated from Thorntown High School in 1966. He was married to Jane Edward (Bettis) on February 15, 1969. He was preceded in death by his parents Marjorie Louise Appleget and Joe Otto Edwards and nephew Scott Lee Edwards.

He is survived by his children Christopher Edwards(Judykay ), Shelley Rose(Bryan ), two brothers Larry Edwards(Pat ) of Kirklin Indiana, Charles Edwards(Debbie ) of Thorntown IN, mother-in law Ruth Miller, sister-in law Judy Ackerson, 7 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church and Edinburgh Antique Club.  He  retired from General Motors at age  59 as a Tool and Die maker.

He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend who was full of laughter, jokes, always making people smile and most importantly enjoying doing God’s work. He loved to collect antiques and go to auctions. He was an antique dealer for many years. He was truly loved by everyone who encountered him. He loved to volunteer with the 4 year old Children’s Sunday School at FMCC and volunteer with Vacation Bible School. He loved to volunteer his time going on Missionary trips, such as a yearly visit to Mountain Mission School in Grundy, VA. Those kids loved him and would embrace him every time he visited. He will be dearly missed by everyone, but especially by his whole family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Franklin Memorial Christian Church (FMCC) Children’s Ministry in Franklin, IN or Mountain Mission School at 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy VA 24614.

Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday March 23rd at 3pm at Franklin Memorial Christian Church located at 1720 Graham Road Franklin, IN