Ray Warren Edwards Sr.

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Ray Warren Edwards Sr., 93, of Mount Washington, died Nov. 13, 2016, at his home.

Ray, or Warren as he was known to many, was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Warren Edwards and Adna Caroline Cochran Edwards; his beloved sister, Lucille Stafford; his nephew, Gary Stafford; and his niece, Martha Wilkinson.

Ray is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dolores Elizabeth Fights Edwards; a son, Ray Warren Edwards Jr. (Patty); two daughters, Regena Stevens and Susan Edwards; five grandchildren, Rebecca Harbin, Michael Stevens (Michelle), Sadia Dinkins, Bradlee Edwards and Sarah Edwards; seven great-grandchildren, Colin, Nolin and Mya Edwards, Daniel and Elizabeth Dinkins, Izic Edwards and Sophia Stevens; a niece, Katherine Rubarts; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret King, Nadine Sandlin, Garth Fights and Rodney Fights; and his dear dog, Scrappy II. He also leaves many others to cherish the memory of having known him.

Ray was retired from General Electric and a retired independent truck driver. Ray was a proud World War II Marine Corps. veteran, a former member of Atwood Chapel Methodist Church, which his great-great-grandfather helped found and a longtime member of
Mount Washington United Methodist Church.

As a teenager, Ray helped his father farm and raise and train horses, before leaving to join the Marines.

As a Marine, he took part in several battles in the Pacific and was a member of the guard for General MacArthur aboard the USS Missouri for the Japanese surrender. When Ray left the Marines, he returned to Casey County.

After he and Dolores married, they lived in Liberty, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, before moving to Louisville, where he began working for General Electric. They then moved to Mount Washington to raise their family.

Ray was an avid outdoor person and a lifelong vegetable and flower gardener. He loved to read, to work crossword puzzles, to travel and he greatly enjoyed just sitting and talking to family and friends about anything and everything.

The funeral is at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at Schmid Funeral Home in Mount Washington. At noon Nov. 18, Ray will be going home to be buried in Tapscott Cemetery in Casey County.

Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the funeral home.

The family asks that a donation to your be made.
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Schmid Funeral Home, LLC
9500 Hwy 44 East
Mt. Washington, KY 40047
(502) 538-7084
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Published in The Casey County News on Nov. 16, 2016
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