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Date published: 12/10/2013

Robert E. Edwards

Robert Ellis Edwards, 86, of Fredericksburg passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hughes Home.

Mr. Edwards was born on Skinker Farm in Caroline County to the late DeWitt Talmage Edwards and Vernal Edna Farmer Edwards. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Edwards was the service manager for Carl D. Silver Buick and Pontiac and later retired as the general manager at Fredericksburg Auto Auction. He was a member of Zoan Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Arlene Powell Edwards, son Bob Edwards and wife Melanie, granddaughter Chelsea Edwards, and sister Virginia Rosser and husband Jerry, all of Fredericksburg; nieces Deborah Crickenberger, Donna Bonacorsi and Diane Baker; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon DeWitt Edwards.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jerry Lee Rosser, Richard M. Crickenberger, Stephen M. Robinson, Eddie Windsor, Edward B. Coe and Robert Myers.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, NICU @ Vanderbilt, c/o Marlee Cranckshaw, Director of NICU, 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232.

Online guest book is at covenantfuneralservice.com.