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Fred Earl EdwardsPassing: November 17, 2018


Huron Cemetery

Graveside Service

June 14th @ 1:00 p.m.


No Visitation


Huron Cemetery

June 14th

ROCKPORT, TEXAS – Fred Earl Edwards, passed away at age 90 on November 17, 2018, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Born June 13, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the only child of Chester and Lena Edwards.  He was raised in Detroit where he participated in both hockey and football.  After graduation from Eastern High School, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps and was drafted to serve in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He felt it was an honor to serve his country.  During his deployment at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, Indiana, he met his future wife, Ramona Willadene Greenlee, and was happily married 51 years before her passing October 2, 2004.

Fred is survived by his current wife of 11 years, Melody Edwards of Rockport, Texas; his four children, Debra Edwards, Fred (Linda) Edwards, Jr., Nancy (Wayne) Harmon, and Thomas (Renee) Edwards; grandkids, Chrissy (Keith) Wilson, Julie VanZee, Sarah Edwards, Stephanie Edwards, Jennifer (Ryan) Barth, Matt Edwards, Tyler (Anja) Harmon, Brady Harmon, Grace Edwards and Faith Edwards; great grandkids, Tyler, Jacob and Liam (Chrissy) Wilson, Xander and Zane (Julie) Perrey, and Kennedy (Tyler) Harmon.

Fred’s work career had many different avenues including Arthur Murray dance instructor in Washington, D. C., and operations manager at Harrisville Tool in Harrisville, Michigan.  Fred found his passion for sales where he sold industrial lubricants for WL Spencer, Witco Chemical, and was a founding partner of Oak International in 1973 in Sturgis, Michigan until his retirement in 1999.

Fred was a life member of the NRA and a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason.  Fred was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Temple in Indianapolis.

Fred was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and friend.  He had a zest for life and wanted to experience all that it had to offer.  He loved to learn, travel, enjoyed good food, and in his day, dance.  You always knew where you stood with him.  He learned from others and others learned from him.  He impacted so many lives.

There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. at Huron Cemetery in Huron, Indiana, on June 14, 2019, to lay his ashes to rest.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. On June 15, 2019, we will celebrate Fred’s 90 years of life.

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  1. Guest: Gene Nesbit | http://Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: December 5, 2018
    So sorry to read about Fred. Looks like he had a great life. I so remember him and your mom being such great supporters of our Warren Wrestling Program as well as you guys. Your dad and I had many conversations about school, work and athletics. On another note, Ron Chastain(Walker Career Center) is related to the funeral home. Tom/Fred may of had him for a teacher. Ron and I started a Mt. Vernon Wrestling Club for his boys and mine in the old days. Best to all, Coach Nesbit