Arthur Leroy Edwards, 79, of Harriman, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Ben Atchley State Veterans Home after a long illness.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army
and was retired from the Tennessee National Guard. He was also a member of the Tennessee Defense Force. He was a veteran in the truest sense; he stood for his country and loved the military. He also loved to hunt and fish. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Frank and Flora Edwards; three sisters, Ethel Mae Stamey, Verdia Pass and Nellie Ruth Edwards; two nephews, Robert Stamey Jr. and Junior Stegall; his niece, Michelle Delozier; and three other nieces.
He is survived by his loving, devoted daughter, Deborah Turnbill; two sons, Paul and Danny Edwards; his wife, Trudy Edwards; five grandchildren, Toshia Abner and husband Kevin, Jeff Turnbill, Miranda Guy, John and Destiny Edwards; eight great-grandchildren; devoted and loyal sisters, Mildred Gann, Lola Bowlen, Clara Pickard, Teresa Delozier, Patricia Blair and Elizabeth Collins; two brothers, W.C. and Chester Edwards; a host of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Emory Heights Baptist Church, with Pastors Jimmy Lindsey and Brad McCoy officiating. Burial will follow at Emory Heights Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com