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Bobbie Lee Edwards
Nov 4, 1941 - Feb 20, 2009
Posted by Jo Aguirre

February 27, 2009 12:31 am

Bobbie Lee Edwards, after 68 seasons, passed from life to everlasting in Tulsa. A lifelong resident of Rentiesville, OK, Mr. Edwards was born on Nov. 4, 1941, the son of Clarence and Louise [Carr] Edwards. He attended school in Rentiesville and high school in Checotah.

Mr. Edwards accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by Rev. Dotson of the New Prospect Baptist Church. Later, he united with the First Baptist Church in Rentiesville. He remained a member there until his unfortunate accident.

Bobbie met and married Mary Jane Schoats. To this union, 3 children were born. Bobbie and Mary made their home in Rentiesville. They spent the better part of their lives there. Later in life, their marriage was dissolved. Mr. Edwards later met a special friend, Ms. Linda Black.

His hobbies included fishing, hunting, tinkering on cars at Edwards Garage with his brother, going to the Casinos, playing with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and running errands for those whom needed his services on any give day his Lord granted him.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. He leaves to cherish his memory; 2 sons, James Schoats and Leeroy Edwards; a daughter, Tammie [Edwards] Billings; 2 grandson, Dracco Edwards and Micah Billings, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 3 brothers, Earnest [Janette] Edwards, Cornelius [Cathy] Edwards, all of Muskogee, and Roy Edwards, Tulsa; 4 sisters, Earlene Crawford, Wichita, KS, Wilmer Edwards, Rentiesville, Edner [Ellis] Lockett, Muskogee, and Carolyn [Donald] Relf, Luther, OK; one aunt-in-law, Dorothy Carr; a brother-in-law, Rev. Gilbert [Georgia] Schoats; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

The service of memory will be on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. in the Checotah High School Auditorium. Minister Roy Edwards will officiate. Burial will follow in the Honey Springs Cemetery at Rentiesville.

You may visit Mr. Edwards, as he slumbers at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Friday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com.

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