Robert Michael Edwards Sr., 75, Rochester, passed away at 7:26 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2019, at his residence where he had been in declining health for several years.
On Jan. 1, 1944, in Asheville, N.C. he was born to Fletcher Fabious Edwards and Georgia Wilson (Anderson) Edwards. He had lived in Argos since 1990 coming from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
On Oct. 28, 1962, in Asheville, N.C. he married Josephine Mary Felkel and together they would have shared 57 years next week.
Sergeant First Class Robert M. Edwards spent 22 ½ years in the United States Army, retiring on April 1, 1983. He then retired from Buckeye Aviation in Argos.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Argos; and the Wounded Warriors.
Robert Edwards is survived by his wife: Josephine Edwards of Rochester; his sons: Michael Edwards Jr. and wife Mary of Argos; Joseph Edwards and wife Kimberly of Argos; Thomas Ray Edwards and wife Natasha of Plymouth; and Elvis Aaron Edwards and wife Stephany of Tyner; daughter: Helen Howard and husband Anthony of Argos; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two expected great-grandchildren; two sisters: Alma Louise Rice and husband Don of Hendersonville, N.C.; and Joan Bridges of Greenville, S.C.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother James Tildon Edwards
Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Church of Jesus Christ; 15676 Michigan Road, Argos.
Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Church of Jesus Christ, 15676 Michigan Road, Argos, with Rev. Ron Hensley and Rev. Lloyd Howard. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, with the United States Army Honor Guard and James Lowell Corey American Legion Post #68, Argos, conducting Military Honors.
Memorial Contributions may be made to help the family with final expenses at: Robert M. Edwards Sr. Memorial Fund – 208 N. Michigan St., Argos, IN 46501.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos