Mr. Delmar Lee Edwards, 83, of Sarcoxie, Mo., departed this life on Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017, at the Sarcoxie Nursing Center, in Sarcoxie.
Delmar entered this life on January 2, 1934, in Sarcoxie, to the union of the late Robert Lee and Florence Eva (LaRue) Edwards. He was a 1952 graduate of Sarcoxie High School. Through the years, Delmar never missed attending a class reunion.
On May 11, 1952 he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Ann Stotts. Together they shared 64 years until her passing on September 13, 2016.
Delmar worked for the Nursery, in Sarcoxie, Carthage Ice and three years at Smith Brothers, also in Carthage. He was employed for more than 40 years at Eagle-Picher, in Joplin, Mo. He worked in several different departments, for 26 of those years he worked as a factory lab technician, testing eternal battery material used in the cruise and arterial missiles.
For 10 years Delmar lovingly cared for his wife after her illness. He enjoyed playing the guitar, French harp and singing. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows chapter in Carthage. Delmar gave his life to Christ on January 17, 2017.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Delmar is survived by his sons, Rodney Edwards and wife, Terri, of Joplin, and Kerry Edwards, of Sarcoxie; five grandchildren, Regina Schmitz and husband, Timothy, Brian Douglas, Branda Edwards, Rodney Edwards Jr. and wife, Kristy, and Sawyer Edwards and wife, Cailian; 10 great- grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby Edwards and wife, Judy, of Sarcoxie, and Johnnie Edwards and wife, Sue, of Gainesville, Fla.; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Memorial service, with visitation to follow, will be 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, in Sarcoxie. The graduation class of 1952 will be seated together.
The family has directed memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association, and may be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website, housh-goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home, in Sarcoxie.
Published on June 22, 2017