William Earl Edwards, 96, of Morristown, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Heritage Center in Morristown. He was born January 20, 1922 in Grainger County, TN to Houston and Leona Trent Edwards. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ilene Drinnon Edwards; sisters, Fannie Pearson and Edna Helton; brothers, Edgar, Gale, Milum and Cline.
He is survived by his daughter, Janice (Gary) Wilson of Morristown; granddaughter Nikki Davis Hensley and great-granddaughter Kelsey Hensley of Kodak, TN; sisters, Jessie Davis of Treadway TN; Nona Lee Odum of Talbott and Bertha Mae (Gene) Lamb of Russellville; brother, Neal Edwards of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.
Earl was saved at an early age and was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church, Russellville. He was a 51year member of the Morristown Lodge #231, F&AM. Mr. Edwards was an US Army veteran serving in World War II in Italy.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home prior to the service at 7:00 pm with Reverends Benny Jones and Mike Elkins conducting the service. Military honors and intermentwill be held at 1:00 pm Monday, November 12, 2018 in Hamblen Memory Gardens.
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.