Mr. Roger Dale Edwards, age 65, of Cave Spring, passed away Sunday morning, July 9, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Edwards was born in Rome, GA on June 18, 1952, son of the former Louise Tucker and the late Floyd Edwards. He was also preceded in death by a son, Brian Keith Wells, by a granddaughter, Lydia Wells, by a sister, Brenda Edwards, and by 2 brothers, Steve and David Edwards. Prior to his retirement because of illness, Mr. Edwards was employed with Temple-Inland in Rome for many years. He was also the former owner and operator of Family Movers in Cave Spring. Earlier in his years, he worked in the family business with his father and brothers, digging graves and foundations in the Northwest Georgia area. He attended Park Avenue Baptist Church in Lindale.
Roger was a family man, their rock and their heart. He loved his children and grandchildren more than life itself. He felt so fortunate and blessed to have them all. He loved his home, his land, his cows, his dogs, cruises, going to ballgames and special events. He was a great friend and neighbor. And he loved his wife. No one could have had a better husband and friend. He will be missed!
Survivors include his wife, the former Nancy Dempsey, to whom he was married on December 26, 1976; a daughter, Christy Edwards Gunn, and her fiancé, Donny Cox, Cave Spring; 2 sons, Stephen Dale Edwards, and his wife, Riannon, Cave Spring, and Rev. Brent Wells, and his wife, Amy, Silver Creek; his mother, Louise Tucker Edwards, Rome; 2 brothers, Jimmy Ray Edwards, and his wife, Vivian, Rome, and Michael Edwards, Cedartown; 2 sisters-in-law, Danette Edwards, Rome, and Jeaneen Edwards, and her husband, Dean, Cave Spring; a brother-in-law, Gerald Dempsey, and his wife, Tonya, Rome; 9 grandchildren, Avery Hall, Eli Wells, Neeleigh Edwards, Alli Hall, Sydney Wells, Connor John Edwards, Zane Edwards, Anna Grace Wells, and Caleb Wells; 2 step-grandchildren, Will and Weston Cox; nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with his son, the Rev. Brent Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Cave Spring Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday evening from 5 until 7pm. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Stephen Edwards, Connor John Edwards, Zane Edwards, Avery Hall, Eli Wells, Donny Cox, Ronnie Smith, and Dean Edwards.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.