Thursday, April 13, 2006

Jerry Don Edwards, 50, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Amarillo, Texas, Feb. 10, 1956, the son of Charles Leslie and Molly Sue (Edmonds) Edwards. On March 25, 1977, in Page, Ariz., he was united in marriage to Phyllis Arlene Miller, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Melody, of Kansas City, and Stephanie, of Shell Knob; two grandsons; his mother, Molly Graf, of Shell Knob; mother and father-in--law, Phillip and Arlene Miller; two sisters, Lynnda Baldwin, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Cindy Henson, of Hereford, Texas; four brothers, Jackie Edwards, of Canyon, Texas, Deward Cawthon and Kim Cawthon both of Amarillo, Texas, and Homer Cawthon of Dennison, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and grandparents.

He graduated from high school in Canyon, Texas, and moved to Page, Ariz., after meeting Phyllis. He loved music and played the drums in numerous bands. He was a machinist at Salt River Project, Navajo Generating Station in Page until 1997, when he and his family moved to Shell Knob where he owned and managed the Big Bobber Resort and Campground. Phyllis and Jerry now own Campbell Point Boat and RV Storage. He worked construction with Ron Boswell building and repairing houses in the Shell Knob area. He attended Grace Community Fellowship and Lohmer Full Gospel in Shell Knob.

Memorial services were Saturday in Grace Community Fellowship, Shell Knob under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Jonathon Brobston and Pastor David Donaldson conducted the services.

Memorials in memory of Jerry may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or LUC Ranch in care of the funeral home.


Shell Knob, Missouri

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