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Larry E. Edwards


1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Larry E. Edwards Obituary
Larry E. Edwards 1938 - 2018
Petersburg, IL—Larry E. Edwards, 79, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018; at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. Larry was born on November 7, 1938; the son of the late Roy and Metta (Myers) Edwards Sr. Larry married Zelda McCoy on March 2, 1962 at St Paul Church in Petersburg. She preceded him in death on December 22, 1998. Larry graduated from Petersburg Harris High School; after graduation Larry worked as a mechanic for Pendleton Ford in Petersburg, Havana Chrysler, and Ed Ray Garage in Havana. After retiring as a mechanic Larry started a lawn mowing business in Petersburg. In his leisure time Larry enjoyed; hunting, fishing, watching old westerns, listening to country music, and especially after he retired playing the poker machines in Peoria.
Larry is survived by his daughter Lori (Troy) Wetter of Springfield, his granddaughters Emily Wetter of St. Louis, and Samantha Wetter of Springfield, a sister Judy (Richard) Higgerson of Tucson, AZ, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Larry was also preceded in death by his siblings; Virginia Hill, Donald Edwards, Wanda Bell, Georgia Estill, Roy Edwards Jr, and Norman Edwards.
The family will receive guests at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg on Thursday, June 14, from 4-7 pm. A funeral service for Larry will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 15, at 11 am. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Petersburg.
Those who wish may leave memorials in Larry's name to the .
Please visit Larry's online obituary at www.hurleyfh.com
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from June 13 to June 14, 2018
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