William “Bub” Edwards, Jr. was born the son of William Harold Edwards, Sr. and Edna Ellen (Casey) Edwards on March 10, 1943 in Riverton, Missouri, and departed this life April 1, 2013 at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
He was united in marriage on June 12, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois to Suzanne Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Edwards of the home in Cabool, Missouri; one son, Michael William Edwards and wife, Miranda of Colcord, Oklahoma; one daughter, Elizabeth Coppinger and husband, Stephen of Edgar Springs, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jordyn Edwards, Jedidiah William Edwards, Eden Edwards, Hunter, and Conor William Coppinger; two sisters, Rita Fairfax and husband, Jim of Sedalia, Missouri and Sherry Edwards of Thayer, Missouri; nephew, Brad Jones of Sedalia, Missouri; niece, Hope Edwards of Platte City, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Edwards.
Bub was a 1961 graduate of Thayer High School; a graduate from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, and attended Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam in the 406th Mobile Lab Unit.
Bub was an OSP Engineer for various telephone companies and corporations for several years.
He enjoyed restoring old cars, was a member of the Southern Cruiser’s Car Club, and won major awards with his collection. Bub was President and CEO of Ol’ Buzzard Hot Rod Shop in Cabool.
He was of the Baptist faith and will be remembered as a deeply devoted husband, father, PawPaw, brother, and loyal friend. He will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services for Mr. Edwards will be Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Edward Casey officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer, Thursday evening, April 4, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.