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Memphis Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

3700 North Germantown Parkway, Bartlett, TN

OBITUARY

L. Dale Edwards

May 24, 1921November 28, 2019

L. Dale Edwards, age 98, of Cordova, Tennessee left us to join his wife Barbara on Thursday November 28, 2019. L. was born May 24, 1921 in Canton, Ohio.

A World War II veteran, he served honorably in the U.S.Navy as a signalman 1st Class on the USS Mobile. Coming from a poor family, he was a self made man and put himself through Ohio State undergraduate & Law school. While at Ohio State he earned a Second Lieutenant commission in the US Army Artillery.

He retired from American General Life Ins. Co. where he was a respected & admired Vice President. Dale served on several boards over the years & was President of a local chapter of AARP. He served his community & family well for many years. He is survived by his son's Dick Edwards & Bill Edwards. Bill's children, Warren Edwards & his wife Heather, Claire Spotts & her husband Cory Spotts along with Claire's triplet daughters, Elise, Amelia & Alice. Who were the newest joy's of his life.

He will be missed by all that knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either the American Arthritis Foundation or The VFW.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

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Cynthia Warren

December 5, 2019

I didn’t know Dale very well, but he was loved by his children and grandchildren, who I do know well.... he will be missed and remembered as both a supportive father and grandfather.

Warren Edwards

December 4, 2019

When he forced Claire and I to eat Mac n cheese with Ketchup... He swore it was the most delicious thing ever conceived! We cried and pitched a fit, but looking back on it is a cherished memory that both me and my sister laugh about to this day.
Later in life hearing a man like my grandfather tell me he was proud of the man I had become was completely life altering for me! His love, teachings, wisdom, and stories will be greatly missed.

Linda Seely

December 4, 2019

He always made time for his family. He loved Barbara so much and was so caring and loving with her even in the face of her serious illnesses.

Jeanette Warren

December 4, 2019

Always the Gentleman. He will be missed by all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY