John William Edwards, Mendenhall, MS

John William EdwardsMendenhall, MS

John W. Edwards, 82, of Mendenhall, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. Born, September 25, 1930, he was a son of the late Albert and Berta "Della" Edwards.

John served in the U.S. Air Force, was a 32nd Degree Mason, and had retired as District Manager from AT&T after 35 years. He was an active member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

John is survived by: his wife, Cheryl W. Edwards; four sons,  David (Veronica) Edwards, of Austin, TX; Jay Edwards, of Meridian; John (Kathy) Edwards, of Houston, TX; Jonathan (Tara) Edwards, of Mendenhall; one daughter, Diane Edwards, of Atlanta, Ga; one sister, Sue Kinman, of Ruston, LA, and three grandchildren.

John is preceded in death by: his sister, Dorothy Lowry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Mendenhall. Services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Tutor Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Mendenhall City Cemetery. Rev. Ted Bowlin officiating.