Larry Edwards, age 73 of Keyesport, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Mr. Edwards was born in Hillsboro, Illinois in 1942, a son of Guy and Fern Edwards. He worked out of the Teamsters Local 50 for many years, and was the owner and operator of Edwards Trucking. Larry served as trustee of the Tamalco Township board for 12 years and was Tamalco Township road commissioner for 24 years. Mr. Edwards was a member of the Keyesport Fire Department for 30 years, serving as fire chief for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, stock car races, and riding horses.
Larry is survived by his wife, Judy Edwards, whom he married in Keyesport in 1962; 2 sons – Dallas Edwards and wife Gail, and Jim Edwards, all of Keyesport; 2 grandchildren – Dillon and Ellie Edwards of Keyesport; 2 brothers – Glen Edwards and wife Carol of Marine, and Ron Edwards and wife Brenda of Witt; and 3 sisters – Roseland Williams of Coffeen, Brenda Murray and husband Raymond of Orlando, Florida, and Mary Jane Nieman and husband Brad of Hillsboro. His parents preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Columbus Baptist Church north of Keyesport with Pastor Bruce Sasse, officiating. Larry’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of other gifts, the family suggests memorial donations to the Columbus Baptist Church, Duncan Cemetery, or to Bond County Hospice. Memorial donations will be received at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle.
Zieren Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231