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Virgil Samuel Edwards Jr.

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Virgil Samuel Edwards Jr. Obituary

October 18, 1925 - April 3, 2015

Virgil Samuel Edwards, Jr. passed to a better life peacefully, at home in Plumas Lake, CA on April 3, 2015 where he has lived with his beloved wife and family for the last nine years. He was born on October 18, 1925 in St. Joseph, Missouri where he was a lifelong resident prior to his move to California. He met and married Lenora Dunn on March 5, 1949 and together had four children.

He was a loved and treasured husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be lovingly remembered for his happy, vibrant and playful attitude towards life and all he came to touch. He was a 33rd degree Mason and past Boy Scout leader. He served the country in both US Army and US Coast Guard as a communications officer for the Merchant Marines.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil, Sr. and Mary Kobar; sisters, Mary Ann Edwards and Margaret Krull; brother, Raymond Edwards and son, Larry Ray Edwards.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Lenora; daughter Valerie of Reno, NV and sons Virgil of Plumas Lake, CA and Scott (Sharon) of Texarkana, TX; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday April 9th, 2015 with internment in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA on Monday April 13th with Military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can made in Virgil's name to St. Joseph Shriners or UC Davis Cancer c/o Dr. Michael Tanaka.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Apr. 10, 2015
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