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Theodore Harry Edwards

Theodore Harry Edwards, age 84, after a courageous battle with heart disease passed away peacefully at his home on May 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Theodore was born in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee in the town of Erwin, on September 24, 1929 to William and Mae Edwards. He was the last surviving member of 10 brothers and sisters. He moved to south Texas to work with his brother, Luther Fred Edwards at Plymouth Oil Company about 1946. After service in the US Army, he returned to Sinton, Texas. He eventually traveled worldwide as procurement manager for Marathon Oil Co, the successor to Plymouth Oil. His early assignments included completely equipping offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. He was then assigned to various locations around the world supervising the procurement for remote drilling operations. He retired in 1990 after over 30 years of service to Marathon and lived his retirement years in Houston, Texas. His company assignments included: Sinton and Galveston Island, TX, Louisiana, Alaska, Cork Islands, Ireland, Aberdeen, Scotland, London, England, Cairo, Egypt, Tunisia, Damascus, Syria, Caribbean Islands, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Houston. His family could always look forward to great stories from his latest assignment in some faraway location across the globe. He told of all that Marathon did to help the people in these remote locations and was proud to work for a company that cared so much. His joy of life was gathering with family and friends from Connecticut, South Texas, Colorado, Arizona or Tennessee. He was an outstanding tour guide of local sights and lore. There were always wild and wonderful stories shared between him and his brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae Edwards, brothers, Herman Edwards, Luther Fred Edwards, Alfred Edwards, and Lawrence Edwards. Also predeceased by sisters, Viola Randolph, Edith Pingal, Daisy Schottdorf, Kathleen Edwards, Lulu Edwards, Joyce Scammon and sister in law, Clarice Edwards. He is survived by brothers in law and sisters in law, William Schottdorf, Joyce Edwards, Willis Scammon and Betty Edwards. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. The family extends gratitude to Dr. Akram Shakhashiro for his gentle concern and care, and special friends Nan Runion, Bob Scott and Claire Caldwell. In accordance with his wishes that his final resting place be near his family, he will be interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, Tennessee, with a memorial service to be held June 9th at 11 am at the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association or your favorite charity. Arrangements are entrusted to Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas. Please join us in remembering Theodore by visiting our Memorial at Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.