Billy Max Edie

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Billy Max Edie, 88, of Rocky Comfort, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his home.

He was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Cassville, the son of Bill and Idd Edie. In January 1957, he was united in marriage to Peggy Merle Smith, who preceded him in death in 2000. There were five children born to this marriage, Terry, Shawn, twins William Scott and Shelly and Tracy. On Oct. 26, 2004, he married Amanda Ruth Samuels, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, William Scott Edie of Rocky Comfort; one daughter Terry Scates and her husband Terry of Rocky Comfort; two stepsons, Larry Gann and his wife Paula of Verona, and Wayne Gann and his wife Jo Ann of Memphis, Tenn.; two brothers, Marlee Edie and his wife Johnnie of Cassville, and Mansel Edie and his wife Debbie of Halltown; three sisters, Mary Claypool of Cassville, Ginger Hancock of Springfield, and Johnnie Loftin of Prague, Okla.; and 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Peggy; one son, Tracy; two daughters, Shawn and Shelly and one sister, Sue.

He lived in Barry County his entire life and was a graduate of Cassville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 6, 1953 until Jan. 5, 1955. He retired from Sunbeam in Neosho where he worked many years as a tool and die machinist.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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