William Joseph “Bill” Edwards, 56, North Manchester, passed away Aug. 28, 2020, in his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 4, 1963, to William Harold and Lois Marie (Hlavaty) Edwards.
It was his family that always came first; from his brothers, sister, mother, children, and grandchildren, he always made time for them and made sure they were doing well. He enjoyed doing things his own way, but at the end of the day, he made sure that his children and grandchildren always had what they needed and wanted. He was the type of person that would take the shirt off his back to help those in need. He will always be remembered for his enormous heart.
A supporter of the United States Armed Forces, especially his brother SFC Anthony, he was a member of American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose – Lodge #1518, North Manchester. His passion however was motorcycles. From riding them to watching them race, he was a motorcycle enthusiastic. This led him to becoming a member of Maverick Racing.
The loving memory of William Joseph “Bill” Edwards will be forever cherished by his mother: Lois Marie Garcia, North Manchester; sons: Tad (McKenzy) Edwards, Warsaw; and Tyler Edwards, Hartville, Tenn.; step-daughter: Michelle (Tim) Beezley, Columbia City; brothers: SFC Anthony (Melody) Edwards, Lawton, Okla.; and Michael (Carol) Garcia, North Manchester; sister: Sherri (Pat) Youngblood, New Braunfels, Tex.; five grandchildren; and his motorcycle family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father: William Harold Edwards.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Bill Edwards, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.