Ray H. Edwards, 88, of Normal, IL passed away at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington, IL.
Ray was born in Thompsonville, IL on Dec. 25, 1926, the son of Hester and Daisy (Dean) Edwards.
He married June (Sweet) Edwards, and she preceded him in death in 2006.
Mr. Edwards was a U.S. Army veteran.
He had retired from the shipping department at Caterpillar. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a NASCAR fan and country music fan.
Ray is survived by his daughter Julie Lyons and husband Todd, of Normal; daughter-in-law Vickie Edwards, of Pekin; grandchildren Alex and Aaron Burns, of Normal, Troy Edwards, of Pekin and Tracy Spracklen, of Manito; brother Jack Edwards and wife Modena, of Johnston City along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son-in-law Ronald Edwards in 2005, a daughter Marsha Edwards in 1967, a brother Theodore Edwards and a sister Mae Edwards.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at County Line Cemetery, Thompsonville, IL with the Rev. Gary West officiating. There will be no visitation and those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton, is in charge of arrangements.
For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhom.com