Emery Edwards

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GODFREY - Emery M. "Doc" Edwards Sr. , 80, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Born Dec. 8, 1933, in Brownington, Mo., he was the son of Clyde and Virginia (Diesel) Edwards.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW Post 1308. Mr. Edwards had worked for Philco Corp in Philadelphia, Pa., McDonald Douglas in St. Louis, and retired from Emerson Electric in St. Louis, Mo. On May 24, 1958, in Alton, he married Joan Crawford. She survives.

Also surviving is a son, E. Michael Edwards Jr. (Karen) of Godfrey; a daughter, Sabrina Cunningham (Charles) of Godfrey; five grandchildren, Bret, Kylie, and Nicholas Edwards, Kelsey and Jake Cunningham; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Shirley King, Betty Rudy, and Carolyn Whiteside.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, with full military honors by the VFW Post 1308. Burial will be private. Patrick Thatcher will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Mission American Gratitude.

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Gent Funeral Home
2409 State Street Alton, IL 62002
(618) 466-5544
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Published in The Telegraph from Aug. 14 to Aug. 17, 2014
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