Charles “Charlie” Edwards, 74, passed on Oct. 4, 2020, in Spokane, Washington, after a long fight with congestive heart failure.
He was born on March 8, 1946, in Missouri City, the son of the late Freel Sanders and Thora Arlene Edwards. He graduated in 1964 from Excelsior Springs High School.
He is survived by his six children and 14 grandchildren: his daughter, Anneliese Edwards; and son, Nicolas Moore; son Charles and Amy Edwards, and children, Claire, Lauren, Addisen and Cole; daughter Carrie and Bryan Dempsey, and children, Corey, Grant and Ashlynne; son, Christopher and Ronda Edwards, and children, Owen, Marlee, Paris and Ella; son, Curtis and Brenna Edwards, and daughter, Athena; daughter Cynthia and Ben McCaleb, and son, Finley.
He also is survived by his four siblings and many nieces and nephews; sister, Phyllis Coleman; sister, Lillian and Jerry Dibblee; sister, Sharon and Tom Padgett; brother, Paul Edwards and Susan Stude.
In addition, he is survived by his former wives: Barbara Edwards, mother of Anneliese; Linda Edwards, mother of Charles, Carrie, Christopher, Curtis and Cynthia.
Charlie was excellent with his hands and had a knack for mechanics and science, even as a child. He loved farming in his early years and moved into a life of working in diesel mechanics. He was known to tinker in his shed for hours. His favorite pastime was salmon fishing and hunting, especially the last 10 years of life in the Pacific Northwest. He would camp for weeks at a time, with his cherished companion, Maxwell.
Charlie leaves behind his beloved second labrador, Max. Charlie had a contagious laugh with an eccentric, passionate personality. He was hardworking, tough as nails; and he unconditionally loved his children, grandchildren and two dogs.
A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Missouri City Christian Church.
Cremation entrusted to Pacific Northwest Cremation & Funeral.
“Into the field I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” Rest in peace, Charlie.