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William Joel Edwards

William Joel Edwards, age 66,141 Madison Street, Erwin, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at his home.
He was born in Unicoi County, a son of the late Worley B. and Ardis Grindstaff Edwards.
Mr. Edwards was a proud veteran serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons: Stephan L. Edwards and William A. Edwards; one daughter: Joanlie K. Edwards; a brother: Ray Dale Edwards, Hampton, Virginia; two grandsons: Baxton Edwards and Ruben R. Edwards; one granddaughter: Sierra Edwards; Several aunts and cousins, including a special aunt, Ava Lee Honeycutt. His caregivers and friends with whom he made his home: Rosa Lee and Daniel Belt.

Full military honors for Mr. Edwards will be provided by Shaw Air Force Base and Boone Dam VFW Post # 4933 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 in Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 9:45 a.m. Monday.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Edwards family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Edwards family. (423) 743-1380.