Horace EdwardsOctober 3, 1937 ~ November 5, 2017 (age 80)
Horace Edwards, 80, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Jewish Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family. Horace was born in Bainbridge, Georgia on October 3, 1937, the son of the late Ben and Lilly Mae (Revis) Edwards. Horace proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Church in the Acres in Springfield for many years. Horace worked for the State of Massachusetts as a mental health registered nurse in Westfield. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by two brothers Curtis Edwards and Charles Edwards. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Olive (Fletcher) Edwards of Springfield, three devoted children Linda Thomas and her husband Michael of Winfield, IL, Robert Edwards and his wife Tina of Belchertown, MA., and Michael Edwards and his wife Cindy of Liberty Township, Ohio. He also leaves his brother Ben Edwards Jr., his two sisters-in-law Marion Edwards and Ruby Edwards, eight adored grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Family and friends will meet directly on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10a.m. – 11a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at the Church in the Acres, 1383 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.Horace will be laid to rest in Georgia. On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 there will be a calling hour from 10-11a.m., followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11a.m. in the Bruton Funeral Home at 635 Bruton Street, Bainbridge, Georgia. This will be followed by a Burial and military honors in Westside Cemetery at Open Pond, Salem Road, Climax, Georgia .In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may Church in the Acres, 1383 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.