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Thomas Franklin Edwards

November 30, 1952 ~ June 4, 2019 (age 66)

Thomas Franklin Edwards, 66, of Tunnelton, WV, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home.

Thomas was born November 30, 1952, Cambridge, OH, a son of Virginia May (Kenner) Edwards of Worthington, WV and the late Franklin James Edwards.

He was a 1971 graduate of Fairmont High School and a graduate of the recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lake. He retired as a Forman/permission man for Asplundh. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and going to classic car shows.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary Belle (Knotts) Edwards; two sons, Eric Thomas Edwards of Tunnelton, Franklin James Edwards of Summerville, SC; two daughters, Melissa Danielle Edwards and Amanda Leighann Edwards, both of CO; five brothers, Dennis D. Edwards, Albert L. Edwards, both of Elkhart, IN, Donald L. Edwards, Michael R. Edwards, both of Worthington, WV, Jeffrey J. Edwards of Lancaster, OH; two grandchildren, Anthony Thomas Edwards and Grayson Leigh Edwards.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Edward A. Edwards; one sister, Dorrena M. Harris.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. the hour of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Kelly Gamble officiating.

Interment will follow at Shay’s Chapel in Newburg.

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