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Dennis Lee Edwards

Dennis Lee Edwards, 65, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014, with his family by his side. He was a resident of Edinburgh.

He was born on Aug. 23, 1948, in Frankfort.

He graduated from Thorntown High School in 1966.

He was married to Jane (Bettis) Edwards on Feb. 15, 1969.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie Louise Appleget and Joe Otto Edwards; and nephew, Scott Lee Edwards.

He is survived by his children, Christopher (Judykay) Edwards and Shelley (Bryan) Rose; two brothers, Larry (Pat) Edwards of Kirklin and Charles (Debbie) Edwards of Thorntown; mother-in-law, Ruth Miller; sister-in-law, Judy Ackerson; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Franklin Memorial Christian Church and Edinburgh Antique Club.

He retired from General Motors at age 59 as a tool and die maker.

He was a wonderful husband, father and friend who was full of laughter and jokes, always making people smile and, most importantly, enjoying doing God’s work.

He loved to collect antiques and go to auctions. He was an antique dealer for many years.

He was truly loved by everyone who encountered him.

He loved to volunteer with the 4-year-old children’s Sunday school at Franklin Memorial Christian Church and volunteer with vacation Bible school. He loved to volunteer his time going on missionary trips, such as a yearly visit to Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va. Those kids loved him and would embrace him every time he visited. He will be dearly missed by everyone, but especially by his whole family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Franklin Memorial Christian Church children’s ministry in Franklin or Mountain Mission School at 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Memorial Christian Church, 1720 Graham Road, Franklin.

Friends may sign his online guest book at www.indianafuneralcare.com.

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