Edward Allen Edwards, 68, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 12, 2017).
He was born in Fairmont, on March 7, 1949, a son of Virginia (Keener) Edwards, of Worthington, and the late Franklin James Edwards.
A member of Monongah High School Class of 1967, he retired from Patriot Coal Federal No. 2 Mine after many years of service. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
In addition to his mother, Edward is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sylvia (Hulderman) Edwards of Fairmont; his son, Donnie Edwards and wife Terri of Allen, Texas; his daughter, Monica Gamble and husband Marty of Concord, Ohio; and his stepson, Tim Fitzwater and wife Heather of Fairmont.
He is also survived by his grandchildren, Anthony Corso of Grand Prairie, Texas, Blake and Alyssa Edwards of Allen, Texas, Madison and Jake Morris of New Concord, Ohio, Patrick Gamble of Zanesville, Ohio, Matt and Shenea Campfield of Crooksville, Ohio, J.T. and Gayle Whipple of Zanesville, Ohio, Logan, Callie, Kearstin and Autumn Gamble of Zanesville, Ohio; Macie, Ellie and Zoie Campfield of Crooksville, Ohio, and Chandler and Sterling Fitzwater of Fairmont; his former wife, Darlene Edwards of New Concord, Ohio; his brothers, Dennis Edwards and wife Gwynn of Elkhart, Indiana, Tom Edwards and wife Mary of Tunnelton, Albert Edwards of Elkhart, Indiana, Don Edwards and wife Patty of Worthington, Mike Edwards of Worthington, and Jeff Edwards of Marietta, Ohio.
Ed was preceded in death by his father and his only sister, Dorrena Harris.
Honoring Ed's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Arrangements are in the care of Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Edwards family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on October 18, 2017