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Charlie R. Edwards

November 15, 1950 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Charlie Edwards Obituary

Charlie R. Edwards, age 73, of Unicoi, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and the son of the late David Reuben and Annie Mae Rice Edwards.

Charlie was a United States Navy Veteran, having served on the USS Independence and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. Before his retirement he was employed with the Veteran’s Administration for over twenty years.

He loved to hunt, fish, play music and collect die-cast cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, several aunts, and uncles.

Charlie leaves behind to cherish many wonderful memories, his sister, Reba Riddle and husband, Ernest of Johnson City; his significant partner, Carol A. Keesecker of Erwin; one niece, Tammy Spears of Johnson City; one great nephew, David Austin Dykes; two great nieces: Sabrina Dykes, and Holly Spears; one uncle, Dorsey Edwards and wife, Linda of Erwin. Several aunts, cousins, and friends also survive.

Charlie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 05, 2023, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 06, 2023 at 1:00p.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Reverend Brad Willis officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by DAV Chapter 39 Honor Guard. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Everyone wishing to attend is asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:55 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate donations be made to help with Charlie’s funeral expenses to Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, TN 37650.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Edwards family at 

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Edwards family. (423) 743-1380.

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December 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel
720 Ohio Avenue
Erwin, TN 37650

Graveside Service
December 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Mountain Home National Cemetery
215 Heroes Drive
Mountain Home, TN 37684


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