Joe Andrew Edwards

Joe Andrew Edwards, age 77 of Collinsville, IL born February 12, 1936 in New Madrid, MO passed away at 11:36 am on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

He retired after over 35 years of service as a machinist with National Vendors in St. Louis, MO.  Joe was a devoted and dedicated member of the Alpha & Omega Church in Collinsville, IL.  He joined Alpha & Omega in 1984 and has been an elder, a deacon, a dedicated servant of the Lord, and a father in the faith.  He volunteered throughout the community through the State Park Food Pantry, which was a passion.  Joe enjoyed fishing and was a loving husband, father and grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Harvey and Alice nee Bisher Edwards; a son, Danny Edwards; four brothers and a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Marie nee Gulledge Edwards, whom he married April 6, 1955; a son, Terry (Tammie) Edwards of Collinsville, IL; three grandchildren:  Zachary, Erin and Breanne Edwards of Collinsville, IL; three sisters: Irene Shead of League City, TX, Elizabeth Snell of Palistine, TX and Linda (Gary) Cinnamon of AZ; a brother, Ray (Georgia) Hurley of Fenton, MO; numerous nieces and nephews; and his Alpha & Omega family.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Alpha & Omega Church, 3301 Harvard Place, Collinsville, IL.

Celebration of Life service will be at 10am Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at church with Rev. Ron Habermehl officiating.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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