Richard L. Edwards
Canton - Richard L. Edwards, 88, of Canton passed away at 7:05 am, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton. He was born on July 10, 1932 in Banner to Dewey and Marguerite (Rosa) Edwards. He married Billie Joyce Smith on February 10, 1951 in Canton. She preceded him in death on August 27, 2002. He later married Marian Pemble on March 12, 2006. She also preceded him in death on December 26, 2020. Also preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are six children; Delitha Joy (Michael) Fulton of Canton, Valerie Gay (Jake) Peterson of Cuba, Richard Ray (Dianna) Edwards of Canton, Linda Starr Edwards of Canton, Jeffry A. (Kathy Beck) Edwards on Bolton, CT and Kelli (Jack) Furgerson of Canton, five step children; Alan (Beth) Pemble of Canton, Wendy Palazzo of Canton, Lilly (Marc) Lockman of Louisiana, Elizabeth (Buddy) Norville of Prairie City, and Gerald (Jenni) Pemble of Fairview, two brothers; Donald (Shirley) Edwards of Canton and Bill (Beverly) Edwards of Bloomington, one sister Nancy (Dick) Lingenfelter of Chillicothe, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
Richard was a self-employed carpenter and also worked for 20 years at Caterpillar. He was known for his wood carving and furniture building skills. He also loved to garden and especially known for his tomatoes. Richard was a member of White Chapel Church in rural Canton.
Services will be 11 am Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Covid-19 mandates will be followed with masks being required. Memorials can be made to White Chapel Church or South Side Mission. To view Richards DVD or to leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
I am so sorry for your loss. Your parents and entire family have always been an inspiration to me. Dick was a very talented person, just like the rest of you. May both of them now Rest In Peace.
Uncle Richard I am sorry that I did not stay in touch with family. But you are in heaven with some of the family. Keep my Dad, Mom, and Mom, Jan, and Grandma safe with you. I love you so much.
Love JoLynn Taylor
Thinking of you all...Dick was such a wonderful person
So sorry to hear of your loss. We have all of your family in our thoughts.
We want to express our love and sympathy to all the family. It was a joy to have known Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick was a member of my church I always enjoyed talking to Dick , he was a good man , he will be missed. Stephen and Audrey Curless
EVEN THOUGH WE WON'T BE THERE WE WILL BE THERE IN SPRIT. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DICK HE WILL BE REALLY MISSED. OUR HEARTHS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY, WE LOVE YOU ALL.
Kel and family, I'm so sorry. You're always in my prayers. His loving disposition for you all was evident! And of course his tomatoes!! God bless you all..much love your way. Forever and ever.
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and God’s loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15
Ray, Kirk, and all of the extended Edwards families; we send condolence on your loss of a great guy.
We are so sorry for your family's loss. God Bless.
Prayer sent to you all! Uncle Dick was a great man. He will ve greatly missed.
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sending our sincere condolences. Barb and Marion Kuzniar
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Canton, Illinois 61520
Canton, Illinois 61520