Vernon Jack Edwards, 84, of Bloomsburg, died Thursday afternoon, October 10, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born September 18, 1935 in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late William Raymond Edwards and Edith May (Spayde) Edwards. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, the love of his life, Etta Mae (Ritter) Edwards, on August 1st, 2018.
Mr. Edwards was a 1953 graduate of Bloomsburg High School. He had been employed by the Bloomsburg Airport, John R. Adler's Machinery in Mainville; Tractor Parts in Espy and had last worked for TRW / Textron in Danville, where he retired in 1997. He also had worked at the Bloomsburg Fair (Gate 6B) for many years.
He was a lifelong and active member of the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served on the Church board and various committees.
Mr. Edwards was a member of Knapp Lodge, No. 462, F. & A. M., of Berwick where he was a Past Master and the Caldwell Consistory of Bloomsburg.
Very involved in the community, he was a member of the Columbia Montour Chapter of Barbershoppers; the Lewisburg Chapter of Barbershoppers; the Jubilate Choir, and a charter member of the Bloomsburg Bicentennial Choir and also was a member of the Bloomsburg Fair Vespers Choir.
Mr. Edwards enjoyed going out for breakfast with various classmates, retirees and family. He also enjoyed playing golf and hunting, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his two daughters: Rose M. Hagerman and her husband, Gary, of Danville; Karen L. Malone and her husband, Barry, of Newport; five grandchildren: Brent (Dianna), Heather (Michael), Nathan (Elizabeth), Tony and Nick; four great grandchildren: Sydney, Alyson, Joseph and Danielle and two nieces, Debbie and Susan.
Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Edwards; a nephew, Arthur Edwards, Jr. and a grandson, Jacob D. Parkes.
Services will be held Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5 PM at the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church with Rev. Vincent N. Keister, his Pastor, officiating. Friends will be received Friday from 2 PM until the time of the service at 5:00 at the Church. Private burial will be in the Lime Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church Choir Memorial Fund, 6405 Fourth Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton. For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
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Lime Ridge United Methodist Church Choir Memorial Fund
6405 Fourth Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815