Edwards, Jr., Ned Moseley Ned M. Edwards, Jr., 73, founder and manager of Star Tire Co of Dallas, died Friday, August 8, 2014 of cancer at his home in Irving. He was the son of Ned M. Edwards, Sr. and Mary Ella Hughes Edwards. An avid outdoorsman, Ned cut college classes to take pictures of wildlife and nature. Working for the Ft. Worth Zoo, he traveled to Guatemala to photograph and collect crocodiles and snakes for the new herpetarium. In the Army in early 60s, he served in Korea and worked on Hawk missiles at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. As the only qualified herpetologist in that state, he trained Eagle Scouts earning hunting badges. He shared Alabama spelunking adventures with his 5 boys as well as other family members and friends. He loved to host parties and entertain. Ned was a consummate storyteller. As the boys got older, he took them on hunting trips. Trophies abound at home and the tire store. With seed money from his father, he founded and managed the successful Star Tire Co where his sons continue the family business. Following this success, he purchased land in Canton and designed and built a beautiful home close to the lake, a legacy for family gatherings with competitive fishing and warm memories. He pampered his cattle, many of whom had pet names, with "gourmet fodder". He loved going into town for lunch with other "good ole boys". He was noted for his generosity and humor. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Kathy Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pamela Caffo Edwards; sons, Brian Edwards and wife Carrie of Arlington, Adam Edwards and wife Rose of Bedford, Kirk Edwards and wife Jana of Arlington, Jason Edwards and Nick Edwards, both of Euless; sister, Peggy Peterson of Justin, TX; brothers, Mike Edwards and wife Molly of Scottsdale, AZ, Jeff Edwards and wife Stephanie of Carrollton; step-mother, Barbara Edwards of Addison; five grandchildren, Josh, Brandon, Jordan, Ciara and Savannah and one great grandson, Riley; nephews and nieces. Celebration of Life will be Monday, August 18, 6:30 - 8:30PM at the parish hall of Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church, 2323 Cheyenne Street, Irving, 75062 behind Denny's at Esters Rd. and Hwy 183. Finger food and sodas will be served.
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606 West Airport Freeway Irving, TX 75062
Published in Dallas Morning News from Aug. 13 to Aug. 17, 2014