June 7, 1933 – February 11, 2018
Gerald “Jerry” Dee Edwards passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 after an illness. He was born in Pampa, Texas and was a resident of Houston Texas. He was a Korean War Veteran and honorably served on active duty in the Army of the United States from 1954-1956 with six years in the Reserves.
He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Elnoir Edwards of Fayettville, Georgia, and son Floyd Edwards.
Gerald is survived by one brother Bryan Edwards and wife Norma of Atlanta, Georgia, two sons Lane Edwards and wife Jennifer of Haughton, Louisiana and Rocky Edwards and Rosanna Barron of Corona, California, and one daughter DeAnna Edwards Stoddard of Bossier City, Louisiana.
He was known as “Pops” to his grandchildren: Lauren and Raeni Edwards of Louisiana, Weston Edwards and wife Lisa of Arizona, Jade, Jenna and Levi Stoddard of Louisiana, and five great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Gerald and his father Floyd are inventors, and own several patents. He loved classic cars and was na drag racer at the Golden Triangle Drag Strip in Beaumont, TX during his younger years. He rode nhorses for many years, was an avid tennis player for over 30 years as well as being a member of the nHouston Memorial Tennis Club for many years. During his life, Gerald lived in Texas, Georgia, nNorth Carolina, South Carolina, New Mexico, and Dubberly, Louisiana.
Gerald will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home in Haughton, Louisiana on Friday, February 16, 2018. The funeral service and burial will follow the visitation.