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Jesse Thomas Edwards (1921 - 2014)

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Jesse Thomas Edwards

Whites Creek, TN

Age 92 of Whites Creek January 2, 2014. Born April 1, 1921 to parents, John Baxter & Sallie Brown Edwards also preceded in death by wife, Lanie Lou Edwards;

Survived by son, Tommy (Jane) Edwards of Vanleer; daughters, Janice Edwards Wall, Sue Edwards (Skip) Mundy of Whites Creek; 8 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren.

Jesse Thomas Edwards was a WWII Army Veteran. He served under General Patton in the 121st Anti-tank Division. During his battle and campaigns he fought in many locations which included Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and central Europe. He was credited in taking out a number of tanks, armored German vehicles and fought at The Battle of Bulge. He was credited for disabling a train that carried thousands of German troops advancing on Patton's Army. He also participated in liberating one of the first Jewish Prison Camps and freed the captures. During his service he was awarded 4 Bronze Stars & EAME Theater Ribbons, American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon, and also was awarded The Expert Marksman Badge. Serviced his Country for 4 yrs and always had a hair raising story of Battles and rarely told the same one twice. He was one of the first waves at D Day Invasion and was also one of first waves into Germany. He later was a part of Nashville 1st Civil Defense in the 1950's. After he served his country he retired from Avco Airspace Co. where he built Air Plane structures and Bell Helicopters used in Vietnam. He loved to Hunt & Fish and clearly loved the Lord. He love little children and often gave them a dollar coin. He will sadly be missed.

Funeral Service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday January 7, 2014 at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home, Dr. Mike Miller officiating. Interment Middle TN Veterans Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday

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Published in The Tennessean from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014
Funeral Home
Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home
3501 Old Clarksville Pike Joelton, TN 37080
615-876-2968
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