Jerry Edwards, age 87, took his last flight to heaven on May 2, 2019. He was the son of Joseph A. Edwards and Dorothy Hayden.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sabra; sons, Bob (Debbie) Edwards and Paul (Jody) Edwards; daughters, Suzi (Randy) Bowers and Nancy Gill; 8 grandchildren; sister Kay (Larry) Michaels and brother Lloyd Edwards. He is predeceased in death by brothers Art Edwards and Carroll Edwards.
Jerry was a flight engineer for 40 years with Lockheed-Martin. He was the recipient of numerous awards and flew on the first flight of the C-5 and C-130 J aircraft. He loved his job, family, friends, neighbors and his faith.
A funeral mass will be conducted on May 24, 2019 at 10:30 am at Saint Peter Chanel by Monsignor Peter Rau. Visitation for family and friends will be held an hour prior to mass. A private burial will be later at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jerry’s honor to MUST Ministries, PO Box 1717, Marietta, Georgia 30061 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.