James Edwards

James Edwards

Sunday, December 31st, 1950 Friday, October 25th, 2019

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Obituary for James Richard Edwards

James Richard Edwards

James Richard Edwards “Jim” went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 25, 2019. He was born on December 31, 1950, in Springfield, MO. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1969 and lived his entire life in Springfield, MO.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Lorene and John Edwards, his brothers Earl and Jean Jones, and his sister Betty Anderson. A very special Aunt Verna Edwards, who helped raise him, and his daughter Brooke Nicole Hyman preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Edwards of Springfield, MO. His daughter Beth Wilkerson and husband Dean of Buffalo, MO, sons John Edwards of Springfield, MO, and Collin Edwards and wife Jamie of Springfield, MO. Survivors also include grandchildren Mallory Edwards, Zak, Jake and Devin Wilkerson, and Elijah Edwards. He is also survived by brother-in-law Bill Anderson. He will be missed dearly by his extended family as well as a multitude of friends.

One of Jim’s favorite passions in life was baseball. He played competitively all the way through his twenties and coached both of his sons’ teams with great passion. He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Jim also had a love for the outdoors; he was an avid bird hunter and loved shooting. Jim enjoyed raising large gardens and landscaping. Jim retired from SFI in 2016.

Jim accepted Christ in his early twenties and was a member of the Sac River Cowboy Church. He is now at peace with the Lord and breathing with ease at last.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North, with burial to follow, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home North
    3506 North National Ave
    Springfield, MO
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    Sunday, October 27th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Greenlawn Funeral Home North
    3506 North National Ave
    Springfield, MO
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, October 28th, 2019
    Rev. Gary Killingsworth
    Dr. Rev. Bruce McNeeley
  • Interment

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
    Address Not Available
    Monday, October 28th, 2019

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Rick Wilson

Susan and I are just down the street, please let us know how we can help.
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Darlene Vanerford

Deb, Collin and family are in our prayers and thoughts.
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Nancy Burfield

Bob and I send our deep condolences to you and the family.
Nancy and Bob Burfield
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Tricia Burton

Debbie--my thoughts and prayers are with you and your son, and family
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