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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Billy Gerald Edwards

January 5, 1943June 24, 2020
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Mr. Billy Gerald Edwards, 77, of Hokes Bluff passed away June 24, 2020. Funeral Services will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Collier-Butler Funeral Chapel with Dr. Ryan Morris officiating. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct. Mr. Edwards was born on January 5, 1943. He was a 1961 graduate of Hokes Bluff High School and attended Livingston University on a football scholarship. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 32 years of service. His hobbies include hunting, camping, dirt track racing, spending time at B & M Campers, riding his golf cart with his dog Oscar, watching softball and basketball, coaching little league football, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Edwards was a member of the Hokes Bluff Lions Club, Gadsden Jaycees, and was a founding member of Hokes Bluff Eagle Reunion Committee. He also served on the Hokes Bluff City Council. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Virginia Edwards and his nephew, Michael Thompson. Survivors include his children, Kimberly Poore and spouse, Bryan Poore; Cindy Edwards; and son, Chad Edwards; grandchildren, Housten and Benjamin Edwards and Baleigh Neu; sister, Glenda Thrasher and husband Terry Thrasher; nephew, Matt Thomson and niece, Andi Thompson. Pallbearers will be Larry Sandlin; Jim Gidley; Jerry Morris; Bobby McKee; Tom Thompson; Jason Shields and Phillip Griffith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Fleming and Matt Thompson. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Hokes Bluff College and Career Group. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Staff of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of UAB Hospital and NP Tracey Henslee. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 am until the hour of service at the funeral home Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.collier-butler.com

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    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Tony and flossie Attaway

June 28, 2020

Fly high my friend until we meet again, it was such a pleasure knowing you, you will be missed by many.

Ladale Lankford

June 25, 2020


I was a few years behind Bill in school but, I remember him well. He was always friendly to all he met.
We crossed paths a few times at the 278 Restaurant. It was always great to talk with him.
I offer my sincere condolences to Bill’s family. May God console each of you as only he can.

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