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George Raymond Edwards

January 5, 1944 — September 8, 2023

Gulfport

 

George Raymond Edwards was born on January 5, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois.  Born to the union of George W & Louise Edwards, he was the first born of three children. 

George attended Beidler Elementary School and then on to Marshall High School from which he graduated from in 1968.

At an early age George surrendered his will to the Lord joining Central Memorial Baptist Church in Chicago and maintained active membership until his departure to the military.  George’s Christian conversion became a lifelong transformation.

Upon completing high school George joined the United States Air Force, pridefully serving for twenty years completing overseas tours of duty in Greece and Thailand.  He was recognized for commendable performance initially as an Auto Digital Switching Technician then subsequently as a Telecommunications Operations Supervisor rising to the rank of TSGT E-6.  George was the honorable recipient of numerous awards among them:  Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, NCO Academy Graduate Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.

Honorable retiring from the Air Force, George’s industry led him to employment with the United States Postal Service in the Denver/Aurora area.  There he served for over 25 years.  Consistent with his Military experience, George’s civil service was an exhibition of exemplary performance earning him promotions to supervisory management. 

George had a new house built in Aurora Colorado.  His home was a spectacle bearing his meticulous interior design work from color coordination, to furnishings, to walls, and to windows to spatial layout.  George had consummate and exquisite taste.

In his leisure time George was an avid sports fan, enjoying professional and collegiate sporting competition.  He also had a passion for freshwater fishing.  George loved pleasurable pastimes of cooking and grilling.  He enjoyed showing off his chef's skills from preparing steaks to cakes.

George enjoyed vacation travel and would venture off to Las Vegas on a frequent basis.  He fell in love with the warm climate, the bright lights, the entertainment, and the gaming.  The city charmed him, and he eventually moved there to a senior citizens retirement complex.  Later in a search of military accommodation he chose to relocate to Gulfport’s Armed Forces Military Retirement Home.  It is here that George would live out the remaining years of his life.

George leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved sisters, Betty Clay and Mae Sue (Edward) Rule both of Chicago, IL; nieces, Chanda Rule-Bernroider, Celena Clay, and Kerry Clay.  George is also survived by a grandniece, grandnephew, and a host of cousins and friends.

Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Biloxi National Cemetery (400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi).

 

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531

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