James R. Edsell

July 24, 1932September 14, 2013

Edsell, James R., age 81, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013. Member of West Haven Baptist Church. Always willing to help family and friends, and gave faithfully to his church. Veteran, U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his wife, Polly Edsell; sister, Irene. Survived by his son, Douglas Edsell; daughter, Joyce (David) Goode; grandson, Travis Goode; brothers, Henry, Fred, Ronald; sister, Wanda Gaddis. Family will receive friends at Weaver Funeral Home, 6-8pm Thursday, with 8pm service, Rev. Geoff Prows officiating. Family and friends will gather at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Friday, 1:45pm for 2pm interment services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite children’s charity. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home, 5815 Western Avenue (588-3868). Condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 19, 2013

James R. Edsell

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David Cazalet

January 12, 2014

Mr. Edsell was a wonderful neighbor. I regret that we knew him for a year and I'm sorry we did not know he had passed away until today when we saw the children cleaning the house.

Joyce Goode

November 26, 2013

If you knew my dad, then you will know he always was there to help others. I've never seen a man work so hard to provide and take care of his family. I miss him more every day, but I know he would want me to stay strong. I love you Daddy.

September 20, 2013

Enjoyed the time I got to now and work with Jimmy at S.C.U.D. never will forget the memories working with him. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jason Gilbert S.C.U.D

Nancy Fieler

September 20, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

September 19, 2013

Thinking of you in this time of need and may God comfort you . You are in my prayers . Dennis Gaylon S.C.U.D.

Yvonne Stoneberg & Yolanda Boyd

September 19, 2013

Uncle James,
We will always love you and miss you. You were always willing to help anybody do anything. I understand you were also an organ donor; just another wonderful way you left behind a beautiful legacy - another kindness. Again, with much love,
Your nieces,

Carolyn Hurst

September 19, 2013

So sorry to hear of James passing. He was a very good and loved his fellow man he would do anything for you if you ask. Prayers are with you.

Lawrence Perry S.C.U.D.

September 18, 2013

Our Prayers are With you all.

Dana Kozak

September 18, 2013

Your father is with the Almighty Father now. May you and your family remember him with love and kindness. My prayers are with you during this sorrowful time my friend.

September 18, 2013

When I delivered a meal to Mr. Edsell each Thursday, he always greeted me with a smile and a kind word. I have missed seeing him.

John Preston
Mobile Meals Volunteer