OBITUARY

John "Johnny" Ervin Edwards

October 8, 1965April 5, 2021
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John “Johnny” Ervin Edwards, age 55, of Castalian Springs, TN passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. John was born October 8, 1965 to Marsha Ruth Gibby Edwards and James Ervin Edwards. He was preceded in death his parents.

Johnny is a veteran of the United States Navy. He loved the outdoors, which included everything from enjoying the beach to getting his hands in the soil and farming. Fishing was a favorite past-time. Johnny enjoyed anything that gave him a thrill . . . he loved driving fast and fast rides. A true free spirit, Johnny had a great sense of humor and a giggle that made those around him laugh at whatever he said.

Johnny is survived by daughter Meagan Lashbrook (Tylor) of Clarksville, TN; siblings James “Jay" Edwards (Jeri) of Stedman, NC, Tracy Light (Leonard) of Lebanon, TN and Jeffrey E. Edwards of Virginia; grandson Rowen Lashbrook, nieces and nephews; Marsha LeAnne Geerts, Melissa Lester (Rance), Meagan "Nikki" Humbert, Coty Edwards; grand nieces and nephews Dylan Geerts, Austyn Geerts, Cheyenne Lester, Cullen Lester, Cage Lester, Cove Lester, Arianna Humbert, and Forrest Mitchell.

A Gathering of Family and Friends for John will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Hermitage Funeral Home, followed by a Celebration of Life from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM. Interment will follow the Celebration of Life in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HermitageFH.com for the Edwards family by clicking "Share A Memory".

  • FAMILY

  • James Ervin Edwards, Father (deceased)
  • Marsha Ruth Gibby Edwards, Mother (deceased)
  • Meagan Lashbrook (Tylor), Daughter
  • James "Jay" Earl Edwards (Jeri), Brother
  • Tracy Light (Leonard), Sister
  • Jeffrey E. Edwards, Brother
  • Rowen Lashbrook, Grandson
  • Marsha LeAnne Geerts, Niece
  • Melissa Lester (Rance), Niece
  • Meagan "Nikki" Humbert, Niece
  • Dylan Geerts, Grandnephew
  • Austyn Geerts, Grandnephew
  • Cheyenne Lester, Grandniece
  • Cullen Lester, Grandniece
  • Cage Lester, Grandniece
  • Cove Lester, Grandnephew
  • Arianna Humbert, Grandniece
  • Forrest Mitchell, Grandnephew
  • Coty Edwards, Grandnephew

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

John "Johnny" Ervin Edwards

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Robert Glenn Johnson

April 9, 2021

Johnny, Martin Becker and I ran together throughout middle school and most of high school. Loved to hear him laugh. It was absolutely contagious.
I am unavoidably detained today and will likely not make it to the funeral home . To Meaghan, Tracey, Jay, and Jeff; I loved your brother (father), my brother from another mother. He will be missed and thought of fondly. God grant you peace in this sad time.

Lisa Skipper

April 7, 2021

Johnny was my favorite, his smile would light up a room. And his laughter was contagious. My fondest memories were when we traveled to see the family, Johnny and I went fishing rode around town and laughed till we cried. I have letters from Johnny when he was in the Navy. Johnny was a good man with a heart so big. I will miss my cousin

Brian Creswell

April 6, 2021

Talk about childhood memories. Johnny and his family moved to Mount Juliet our 5th grade year (I think). We both played baseball but we never on the same team but were always playing backyard baseball and football for years. We had wiffle ball leagues in his backyard, football games in my backyard and, during snow days, we would have tackle nerf basketball games in my house after we cleared all the furniture out of the way and put hoops on each end of the room. What started out as us abiding by basketball rules ended up us tackling each other and laughing like crazy at the end. If you have ever heard of fist fights over Monopoly games, that was us, and the one who was visiting would leave, followed by a phone call within an hour to come back over. I was in the car with him as he learned to drive in his parents Chevette in the field by his house. We both joined the military after high school and we hooked up just after he got out (I stayed in) and we shared drinks and hangovers. I last saw him about 7-8 years ago when I was in town. I drove from the airport to his house and we caught up for a few hours. We lost touch after that and connected again on FB a few weeks ago. As mentioned, he had that infectious giggle. Rest in heaven my friend.

Linda Dobbs l

April 6, 2021

Johnny and I are cousins , I've always enjoyed being around him he made me laugh . He would call me and we would always be talking about our family , remembering the past memories He loved his family so much . I'll never forget you Johnny , and your laughter .You will be missed love you Linda

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