The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 11, 2013

Jack D. Edwards


DANVILLE — Jack D. Edwards, 83, of Danville, passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

He was born March 19, 1929, in Danville to Leslie and Helen Justice Edwards.

He married Louella M. Brown on Dec. 26, 1946, in Kentucky. She survives.

Also surviving are two children, Nancy (Clay) Hicks of Bismarck and Gregory (Terri) Edwards of Covington, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Linda Edwards of Arizona; grandchildren, Tony (Rita) Hicks, Sherrie (Steve) Edwards, Joshua (Trisha) Edwards, Jessica (Scott) Gillespie, Jodi (Danny) Ralston; step-grandson, Shawn Hillard; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Mary Ellen) Edwards, Donald (Rosie) Edwards; and sister, June (Paul) Ziebart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael G. Edwards.

Jack retired from Hyster in 1983 after 33 years of service and also owned and operated Edwards Saw Filing Shop for many years. He was an Elder Demetrius for Old Union Church and was still an active member of Crossroads Christian Church. Jack enjoyed carpentry and horses, but loved being with his family, especially his grandkids. He also loved being around his church family.

A service to celebrate the life of Jack Edwards will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Crossroads Christian Church in Danville. Pastor Miles Clark will officiate. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, also at Crossroads. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads Christian Church.

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