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Dexter A. Edwards

Dexter A. Edwards, age 54, of Erwin, went to his Heavenly home on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at home. A native of Norfolk, VA, Dexter is a son of Dorothy A. (Ingram) Edwards and the late Estil Edwards. He is of the Christian faith.  Dexter was an employee of Hoover Ball and Roller for more than 30 years.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and friends.  He was a loving father to four wonderful children.  In addition to his father, Dexter is preceded in death by one brother, Mike Edwards, and several aunts and uncles.

Dexter A. Edwards has left behind to cherish his memory: loving wife of 30 years: Melissa Edwards; children: Noah A. Edwards, Chelsea M. Edwards, Daniel A. Edwards and adopted daughter, Serenity J. Edwards; sister: Brenda J. Smith; brothers: Frank Edwards and Eddie S. Edwards; special cousin: Kesha Edwards; special nephew: Jacob N. Edwards; brother-in-law: Jack W. Dyles; and many others.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Dexter A. Edwards in a funeral service to be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Reverend Laura Tracy will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 pm on Wednesday and will continue until service time at Valley Funeral Home.  A graveside committal service will be held following the funeral on Wednesday in Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 to go in procession to the cemetery.  Serving as active pallbearers will be Kevin Higgins, Jacob Edwards, Daniel Edwards, Jack Wade Dyles, David Walker, Ernie Waddell, Keith Bowman and Josh Lloyd.  Honorary pallbearer will be Jacob Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dexter’s name to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Dexter A. Edwards through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.