Johnny Duane Edwards

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SANTO - Johnny Duane Edwards, 68, of Santo, Texas, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016, at his home.
Service is 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Hillcrest Church of Christ, with Frank Briscoe and Pat McIntosh officiating. Burial will follow at Bosley Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 29, 1947, in Stephenville, Texas, to W.A and Gladys McCleskey Edwards. He attended Santo schools, where he graduated as valedictorian in 1966. He received his bachelor's degree from Tarleton State, where he was on the Dean's List, and his master's degree from the University of Texas-Arlington. Johnny was a veteran, having served in the United States Coast Guard. He was a CPA, being a partner in the Edwards and Stokes CPA firm, where he was highly respected. He was also a member of Santo Church of Christ, and was a past president of the Kiwanis club. In 1973, Johnny married Joyce Meredith in Oklahoma City, and recently celebrated 43 years of marriage. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, camping and gardening, but mostly he loved being PaPa to his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and he was deeply cherished by his family, friends and clients.
Survivors include his wife, Joy, of 43 years, children Cathey Robertson and fiancé, Cory Graham, of Santo, and Duane Edwards, of Santo; grandchildren, Keleigh, Chloe, Chrissy, Katey, Kaelyn, DJ and Jason; brothers, Arthur Edwards of Patillo and Ronald Edwards and wife, Sandy, of Santo; sister, Linda Gilbert and husband AC of Santo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. and Gladys Edwards; and siblings, W.A. Edwards Jr., Lois Marie Chandler, Nell Handy and Charles Edwards.
Memorials may be made to the Fosters Home for Children, Arms of Hope or Kiwanis.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.
Stephenville Funeral Home
Published on April 11, 2016
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