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Obituary – Bobby Gerald Edwards (1938-2023)


Bobby Gerald Edwards of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Thursday, March 16, 2023 in Waldron, Arkansas with his family by his side. Bobby was born February 11, 1938 in Parks, Arkansas to Otis Edwards and Ruby (Stinson) Edwards. He was 85 years old.

Bobby grew up in the Parks area and later moved to California in 1953. He married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, and together they raised a son David. After working and owning a chrome plating business, they retired to Waldron in 1989 where old friendships rekindled and even more new ones were made. Bobby enjoyed visiting and talking and really never met a stranger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and flower gardening. He also enjoyed raising cattle, which was a completely different occupation for him. Bobby loved and cherished his family and taking care of them was his passion.

Bobby leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 64 years Delaine of the home, one son David Edwards of Waldron, Arkansas and extended family of nieces and nephews: Bev, Lisa, Angela, Debra, Sherrie, Laurie, Johnny and Douglas. Bobby will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of neighbors, and friends he loved dearly.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Ruby Edwards, and brothers: Thurman Dale Edwards, Opie Harold Edwards and Elmer Clyde Edwards.

Bobby’s celebration of life service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Parks Cemetery in Parks, Arkansas. 

Bobby’s pallbearers will be Russell Powell, Gary Ashford, Lance Stinson, Mike Stinson, Drew Burks and Tommy Stuart. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Mize.

Bobby’s visitation will be Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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