EDWARDS, ROY M. SR. "SQUEEZER" - age 56, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. Roy loved and breathed TN football, and was an avid collector of coins and knives. He was the owner and operator of Edwards Trucking. He also worked for Randolph Trucking for over 30 years. Roy loved trucking and the lifestyle that came with it. He was a "straight shooter." If he liked you, you probably sat to have a beer; however, if he did not like you, you knew it. He was a good hearted, family man and great friend and was known as one of the best. He is already greatly missed. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel Edwards, Sr. and Juanita Jeffries. Survived by wife of 39 years, Betty Edwards; sons, Roy Edwards, Jr. of Knoxville, and Terry Rudd of Knoxville; daughter, Olivia Rudd of Corryton; grandchildren, Izayah Rudd, Noah Rudd, and Haley Bounds; brothers, Sam Edwards and wife Janie of Knoxville, and step-brother, Ronnie Lewellyn of Knoxville; sisters, Janice Adams and husband James of Mayfield, KY, and step-sister, Barbara Lewellyn of Knoxville; special nieces, Samantha Gant, Lucy Edwards, Brooke Edwards, and Christy Edwards; and also numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Bridges Funeral Home with Steve Rudd and David Reed officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Thorn Grove Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. interment. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on May 13, 2014
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