Deceased Name: Thomas F. "Frank" Edwards
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
EDWARDS, Thomas F. "Frank", 90, passed away May 17, 2000. He was born September 22, 1909, to John William Edwards and Bulah Baker Edwards in Bonham, Texas.
He was married to Effie Fry on September 1, 1934.
Mr. Edwards was a Master Plumber and lifetime member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union.
He served in the Oklahoma National Guard and U.S. Army as a 1st Sgt. and was a faithful member of the Killeen, Texas and Durant, Oklahoma Churches of the Nazarene, prior to moving to Bethany in 1997, serving as Church Boardmember for 40 years and Sunday School Superintendent for more than 30 years. He loved his church and had a passion for Sunday School, corny jokes and his harmonica.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Effie, on November 27, 1997, and infant son, Ronald David.
He is survived by his daughters, Yvonne Mercer and husband Ron of Bethany, Oklahoma and Genelle Miles and husband Glenn of San Antonio, Texas; sons, Steve Edwards and wife Nan of Shreveport, Louisiana and John Edwards and wife Carol of Pearland, Texas; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, cousins and a multitude of friends.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the funeral home.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 19 at Mercer - Adams Chapel with interment at 3:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Oklahoma.
Mercer - Adams Funeral Home.
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