OBITUARY

Falcom "David" Edwards

February 16, 1938January 29, 2021
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Falcom “David” Edwards,82, of Ringgold went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 29, 2021. David was born on February 16, 1938 in Lafollette Tn. He was the first person from Tennessee to be accepted into the Nuclear Power program in the Navy. He trained some under Admiral Rickover. After 8 years in the Navy he came to Chattanooga and worked at Combustion Engineering, Camp Adahi and did home repairs. After he retired he when to work at being a wonderful house husband and working with wood. He made beautiful hand crafted bowls and was so excited when the Hunter Art Museum of Art bought a bowl. Making wooden bowls and telling Nosy and Bumpy stories to the young family members was his joy in life. He also had a servant heart to Sherry. He loved having the young great-grands come and spend the night.

He was preceded in death by his father, Falcom Edwards, mother, Mary Edwards, stepmother, Blanche Edwards, brother, Dan Edwards and sister, Galyn Corhen

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lee Edwards of 55 years, they were married on Christmas Day. His son, Buddy (Pam) Edwards, daughters, Kathleen (Jay) Daly and Christine Wilkinson. He had 15 grandchildren, Ely Edwards, Alaina, (Cory) Stonewall, Whitney (Blake) LeMay, Azaria Juarez, Michael (Andi) Malone, Kristina (Jonathan Grant) Malone, Randi (Nick) Howren, JD (Ali) Daly, Zac Daly, Dewain (Jessie) Malone, Sarita Malone, Jovie Wilkinson, Katelyn Wilkinson, KC (Darrah) Wilkinson, Mark Wilkinson. 14 great-grandchildren, Danni, Nova, Belle, Briar, Wylder, Brayden, Jack, Henry, Layney, Laytyn, Mason, Wyatt, Brealyn, Lucas, Will, and Maddox. Friends from the Friday night group of 30 plus years, Saundra and Bill Braden, Judy and Allan Wilson and Jane Miller. Also best friend, Robert Gunther, plus several nieces and nephews and cousins

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 12:30 pm in the funeral home chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel with Pastor Lowell Hillis officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, February 7, 2021 and from 11:00 am until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Michael Malone, Ely Edwards, Larry Malone, Robert Gunther, Nick Howren, Blake LeMay, Jonathan Grant and Dewain Malone.

Due to Covid-19, we request that mask be worn at all times at the funeral home and at the cemetery, and that all Hamilton County and the CDC’s mandates be adhered to.

Please share your memories of David with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 7, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 8, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, February 8, 2021

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Memories

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Barbara Kindred

February 4, 2021

Thank you, Dave for making me the beautiful walking stick. It will always be a treasure. Thanks also to you and Sherry for the wonderful memories at Camp Adahi, especially the evenings star gazing. See you again some day. RIP

Dun Monroe

February 3, 2021

We were best buds age 5 to 10. I wish I had known how to contact you in later years, I so much enjoyed your friendship as a kid.

Sherri Anderson

February 1, 2021

He was my neighbor for five years and he was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. He will be truly missed. I love them both. Continued prayers for the family.

Blake LeMay

January 31, 2021

I think my favorite memory with David was a conversation we had about woodturning. I had just gotten Brayden out into the shop to make his first pen. He was super proud of the long ribbon he had shaved off his blank and wanted to show Grandaddy how good he’d done. When I sent David the picture, he called almost immediately to say how proud he was and that he couldn’t wait to get Brayden and I to “graduate from pen turning” to get into making bowls and platters like he did.

Pam Edwards

January 31, 2021

I will miss my wonderful father in law dearly, especially hearing him greet me with hello “Lady Pamela”.
I have known David since I was around 8 years old and will never forgot the day Buddy and I walked into their home some 25+ years later holding hands, David, laughingly, said something like, I knew it when y’all were teenagers what took you so long,
Although I will miss him greatly I’m glad to know that he is no longer in such pain and is in heaven with family and friends dancing, laughing and having a wonderful time, keeping everyone laughing with his sense of humor.
No one could ask for more wonderful in laws than David and Sherry.
Love you and I will miss “Lady Pamela”.

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Biography

Falcom “David” Edwards,82, of Ringgold went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 29, 2021. David was born on February 16, 1938 in Lafollette Tn. He was the first person from Tennessee to be accepted into the Nuclear Power program in the Navy. He trained some under Admiral Rickover. After 8 years in the Navy he came to Chattanooga and worked at Combustion Engineering, Camp Adahi and did home repairs. After he retired he when to work at being a wonderful house husband and working with wood. He made beautiful hand crafted bowls and was so excited when the Hunter Art Museum of Art bought a bowl. Making wooden bowls and telling Nosy and Bumpy stories to the young family members was his joy in life. He also had a servant heart to Sherry. He loved having the young great-grands come and spend the night.

He was preceded in death by his father, Falcom Edwards, mother, Mary Edwards, stepmother, Blanche Edwards, brother, Dan Edwards and sister, Galyn Corhen

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lee Edwards of 55 years, they were married on Christmas Day. His son, Buddy (Pam) Edwards, daughters, Kathleen (Jay) Daly and Christine Wilkinson. He had 15 grandchildren, Ely Edwards, Alaina, (Cory) Stonewall, Whitney (Blake) LeMay, Azaria Juarez, Michael (Andi) Malone, Kristina (Jonathan Grant) Malone, Randi (Nick) Howren, JD (Ali) Daly, Zac Daly, Dewain (Jessie) Malone, Sarita Malone, Jovie Wilkinson, Katelyn Wilkinson, KC (Darrah) Wilkinson, Mark Wilkinson. 14 great-grandchildren, Danni, Nova, Belle, Briar, Wylder, Brayden, Jack, Henry, Layney, Laytyn, Mason, Wyatt, Brealyn, Lucas, Will, and Maddox. Friends from the Friday night group of 30 plus years, Saundra and Bill Braden, Judy and Allan Wilson and Jane Miller. Also best friend, Robert Gunther, plus several nieces and nephews and cousins

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 AT 12:30 pm in the funeral home chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel with Pastor Lowell Hillis officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm Sunday, February 7, 2021 and from 11:00 am until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Michael Malone, Ely Edwards, Larry Malone, Robert Gunther, Nick Howren, Blake LeMay, Jonathan Grant and Dewain Malone.

Due to Covid-19, we request that mask be worn at all times at the funeral home and at the cemetery, and that all Hamilton County and the CDC’s mandates be adhered to.

Please share your memories of David with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421