Elmer Lloyd Edwards

July 30, 1936January 8, 2021

Elmer Lloyd Edwards, 84, of Amarillo passed from this life into life eternal on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Visitation is being held at Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St in Amarillo, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral sevices will take place at Journey Church, 9711 FM 2186 in Amarillo, on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2pm with Charlie Jones presiding and Sheldon Devries assisting. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery’s Garden of Faith. You may view the service via our livestream at should you not be able to, or wish not to attend in person.

Elmer was born in Quitaque, Texas on July 30, 1936 to Lloyd P. and Laura B. (Hanna) Edwards. As a young man, he would relocate to Amarillo, Texas where he spent a great part of his life. On November 29, 1972, Elmer married the love of his life, Mamie “Ruth” Thomas. Elmer was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to help someone in need.

Elmer was a master craftsman, technician, and gunsmith. He worked for Southwestern Public Service for 15years prior to opening his own service company. For the next 25 years, he owned and operated Edwards Refrigeration until his retirement.

Elmer was an avid hunter, and a prolific reader who could spend entire days in the pages of a Western Novel. Elmer was very proud to have served Hollywood Road Community Church, which grew to be known as Journey Church, as a deacon for the better part of a decade.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Laura. Those left to cherish his memories are his beloved bride Ruth Edwards of the home, sons Randy Edwards and wife Sandy, Rodney Edwards, Bill Quisenberry and wife Jenny, and Larry Quisenberry and wife Cindy, his daughters Lisa Edwards, and Debbie Wynne and husband Michael; 14 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother Bill Edwards, sisters Vemell Stamatis, and Linda Parker; and many other loving family members and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial be made to Journey Church, 9711 FM 2186 Amarillo, TX 79119 in honor of Deacon Elmer Lloyd Edwards.


  • Edward's Beloved Grandchildren, Honorary Bearers


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021



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Steve Buckles

January 24, 2021

I worked with Elmer many years ago at City Refrigeration...Elmer was a feisty and interesting man to work with...he always had some great stories and was a great was an “adventure” when I went with him to collect bills the few times he took me and his Chrome .45 with him!....May God rest his soul and Bless the Family during this tough time....the world won’t be the same without him!

Shirley Pessell

January 12, 2021

Losing someone leaves such an empty space in the heart that can never be filled! I pray for peace, love and healing for the entire family.
with Love and Blessings,
Jay & Shirley Pessell

Bill Kerr

January 12, 2021

He used to fire me about once a week when I worked for him at Bell-Lemley

Mindy Odom

January 11, 2021

Fuzz, Flip, Ryan and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all to have comfort, peace, and healing. Love you all!

Stacey Conway

January 11, 2021

Randy, I am very sorry to hear about your dad. He was very good man that I really enjoyed getting to know. I truly enjoyed working with him at city refrigeration. I know that you will miss him greatly, but he is in a better place and he will feel no more pain. My prayers are with you and all of your family. Your brother-in-law, Stacey Conway .

Terry & Teresia Weaver

January 11, 2021

What a wonderful man, so kind and always welcoming. So sorry Fuzz, Flip, Ryan and family of his. He will be missed, prayers for you all. God Bless you all.

shirley hendon

January 11, 2021

Elmer was my cousin that I grew up with. I spent many summers at their house when I was 12 years old. It was the happiest years of my life. I spent some time with Elmer and Ruth at their home when we had a family reunion . I enjoyed going to church with them and being in their home. He was a person that loved the Lord. My memories of Elmer and all my family will be forever in my heart. I know that Ruth will miss him but he is in a better place.


January 11, 2021

Uncle Elmer was always my favorite Uncle and constantly full of surprises. I enjoyed his unique laughter and he was always prepared! He was usually armed from head to toe.

He will definitely be missed!

I Love you Uncle Elmer!

Pamela Spinks

January 11, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of Elmer Edwards. From what we read he was a very fine man. Larry Quisenberry is a good friend of ours and we felt that we needed to dedicate this poem:

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never
be more than a thought apart,
far as long as there is memory,
they’ll live on in the heart.

Kathy & Mike Eich

January 11, 2021

Ruth, Randy, Rodney, Lisa, Debbie, Billy and Larry,
Mike & I are so sorry for your loss. Elmer was a small but mighty man. We know we’ll see him again in Heaven. His body is now healed and no more pain. Praying for all of you and God will carry you through this difficult time. Mike & Kathy Eich