Vernon Lee “Strawberry” Edwards, 77, of Marissa, IL; born June 27, 1935 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mr. Edwards was a retired coal mine manager. He currently enjoyed working a Buchheits Farm Supply Store in Sparta, IL. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.
He is preceded in death by his parents – Kenneth and Veronica, nee Kane, Brothers. 1 son – Alan Edwards.
He is survived by his wife Brenda, nee Pickering, Edwards. His children – Pamela (Roy) Wiggins of Galatia, IL; Verna Edwards of Marissa, IL; Lonnie Reeves of Belleville, IL; Pamela Treat of Carrier Mills, IL; Penny Reeves of Kansas City, MO. 8 grandchildren – Andrea; Derick; Casey; Josh; Quade; Christopher; Aaron; Brandon. 1 great-grandchild – Bella. 1 sister- Linda (Louie) Douglas of Harrisburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
In accordance with Vernon’s wishes no services will be held.