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Estil Edwards

Estil Edwards, age 83, of Erwin, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015, at Lakebridge Health Care. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Arthur and Ada Pearl Price Edwards. He retired from the United States Navy as Chief Boatswain Mate following twenty years of service. Then he worked in Civil Service for eleven and half years as a manager for a Military Facility in S.C. He then retired as a Deputy Sheriff following eleven years of service with the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department. After retiring with the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department he continued in a volunteer capacity for about three years.
In addition to his parents, Estil is preceded in death by a son, Michael Craig Edwards, Son-in-law: Martin Lynn Smith, Grandchild: Jackson Tanner Wadford. Brothers: Frances, Dewitt, Dennis and Arthur Edwards Jr., Sisters: Blanche Foster, Stella Kaywood,

Estil has left behind to cherish his memories;
Wife of 61 years, Dorothy Edwards of Erwin;
Sons: Eddie S Edwards of Erwin
Frank A Edwards of Erwin
Dexter A Edwards and wife Melissa of Erwin
Daughter: Brenda Edwards Smith of Erwin
Brothers: Everett Edwards of Erwin
Clyde Edwards of Erwin
Dewey Edwards and wife Janet of Erwin
Sisters: Della and husband Paul Chandler of Unicoi
Gail Nickels of Erwin
Vivian Kiko and husband Brian of Unicoi
Eight Granchildren
Ten Great-Grandchildren

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence to celebrate the life of Estil Edwards in a funeral service to be at 7 PM, Monday, August 24, 2015, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Cas Horton and Reverend Estil Tipton will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5 PM, Monday, August 24, 2015, and will continue until the service time at Valley Funeral Home and other times at the home. A committal service will be held at 10:45 AM, Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at the Mountain Home National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Those attending will meet at 10:00 A, on Tuesday at Valley Funeral Home to go in procession to Mountain Home National Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Estil Edwards through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.