Darrell E. Edwards 1930 - 2010 After a short, sudden illness, Darrell passed away on November 2, 2010. Darrell Eugene Edwards was born October 9, 1930 to Avery and Delilah (Rutledge) Edwards in Granite City, IL. Darrell served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Through mutual friends, he met and married Carol L. (Hall) Vahle on January 9, 1954 in Madison, IL. They moved to San Jose, CA in 1977 and to Bakersfield, CA in 1997. Darrell enjoyed weight-lifting and singing since his teenage years. He was a member of the Merry Makers vocal group in Kern City. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Glynn and Clayton. He leaves behind his wife, Carol; daughter, Constance (Edwards) Serrano; 2 stepchildren, Terrie (Vahle) Cooper-Piper and Thomas Vahle. With his blended family, he was blessed with 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Memorial Hospital for all their caring. Per Darrell's request, there will be no services. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 17, 2010