William A. Edwards, 67


William “Bill” A. Edwards, Jr., 67, of Marion, died on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

A memorial service will begin at 12 noon on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with Trent Legg officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Edwards was born on Jan. 27, 1954, in Carbondale to Betty L. (Bell) and William Arden Edwards, Sr.  He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for over 35 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, and driving and working on his Jeep. He was a member of the Moose Sandwich, Lodge# 1016, and was very involved with the Marion Veterans Day Parade every year.

He is survived by his children, Ryan Mattingly, Renee (Craig) Beck, Risa (Trent) Legg, Katie Edwards-Perry, and Billie Jo Edwards; grandchildren, Daven, Madison, Seth, Bailee, Alexis, Riggin, Darrion, Faith, and Aaliyah; a brother, Michael Joe (Dana) Edwards; cousins, Lucy “Sis” Carroll and children and Ron (Sheila) Edwards; nephew, Matthew Edwards, niece, Jamie (Zacharious) Pappas; and great-nephew, Solaris.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donate to the Veterans on Parade, PO Box 344. Marion, IL 62959.