The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

May 14, 2010

Duane Edwards

TEMPLE, Texas —  Duane Edwards, 69, died at 1:10 p.m. April 25 at Scott &

White Hospital in Temple.

Born Aug. 15, 1940, in Knox County, he was the son of Paul Edwards and Clyde

Evelyn Foster.

A 1958 graduate of Washington High School, he served in the U.S. Navy from

1958 to Aug. 16, 1976. He was also a dispatcher for Hall¹s Trucking Co.

He is survived by two sons, Duane Edwards Jr. of Texas, and Paul Edwards of

Florida; one daughter, Gina Palmer of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two

grandchildren; one sister, Lela Hendrixson of Valparaiso; one brother,

Stancil Edwards of Indianapolis; two half-brothers, Velmer Byrd Jr. and

Floyd Byrd, both of Washington; and one half-sister, Linda (Les) Smith of

Washington.

His first wife, Myrna Jean (Kline) Edwards, died in 1984. His second wife,

Ruth (Russell) Edwards; his parents and stepfather, Velmer Byrd; one sister,

Leta (Colvin) Wilkerson; and one brother, Paul Edwards, are also deceased.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Poindexter-Hall and

McClure Funeral Home. A military funeral will follow at Sugarland Memory

Gardens.

Friends may gather at the funeral home in the hour before the service to

express their condolences.

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