Larry D. Edwards

Born: Thu., Dec. 8, 1949
Died: Thu., Nov. 21, 2013


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


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LARRY  D.  EDWARDS

   Mr. Larry Dean Edwards, 63, of Springfield, Illinois, formerly of Quincy, died at 8:01 p.m. Thursday (November 21, 2013) in St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

   Born December 8, 1949 in Quincy, Larry was the son of Glenn and Darlene Gatewood Edwards. He was married to Carol Bowen.

   Larry was an active supporter of the Animal Protective League in Springfield. He enjoyed Bingo, going to local community theater groups and visiting with family and friends.

   Larry was a 1968 graduate of Quincy High School and received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and his Master's Degree in Counseling from North East Missouri State University in Kirksville.  He taught school for several years in the Quincy Public School System at Adams and Washington Schools. He later moved to Springfield where he was employed as a Supervisor with the Department of Human Services until his retirement in 2012. Following his retirement, Larry enjoyed being a substitute teacher in the Springfield area.

   Survivors include a son, Jason Edwards of Quincy; a daughter, Angela Jones (Brian) of Wellsville, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Landry Edwards and Dakota Jones; two brothers, Roger Edwards (Marcia) of Quincy and David Edwards of Surf Side Beach, S.C.; two sisters, Linda Edwards of Quincy and Nancy Edwards of Henderson, TN; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his parents.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Keith Ehresman.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Nancy Foley Howe
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Larry and I worked together at IDPA in Quincy. After my husband passed away, Larry would meet me to go dance for an hour. Always ended up much longer - he always worried I would never find another husband because guys would think he was my boyfriend. He was a great friend.

Gary Myers
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
So sorry to hear Larry passed away. I enjoyed working with at the Dept of Public Aid in Quincy. I am sure he will be missed by his many friends and family. RIP Larry

Don Turner
   Posted Sat November 23, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Larry's passing. We were in scouts together so many years ago. I'll keep him in my thoughts today.

Marcia Wherry
   Posted Sun November 24, 2013
My condolences to Larry's family. Larry was a dedicated employee in our office in the Harris Building (DPA/DHS) for many years. He also volunteered as an usher at Sangamon Auditorium for 10 years. We talked just 2 weeks ago when I was volunteering at the Caritas Bingo Hall - we laughed about the orange sport coat he used to wear to work on Halloween and shared information on our retirement adventures and families as well as upcoming travel plans with family members. He was looking forward to enjoying more of the retirement years. He will be missed.

Ramona Hummelsheim
   Posted Sun November 24, 2013
So sorry to hear of the loss of Larry. Know that I will have the family in my
thoughts and prayers.

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