James Arthur “Archie” Edwards, Sr.

April 10, 1946 - December 6, 2019
James Arthur “Archie” Edwards, Sr.

James A. “Archie” Edwards, Sr., age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, at his home. He was born April 10, 1946, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Charles Edwards and Mary Watson Edwards.

Archie married Carol Hall on February 18, 1971, at Girard, Kansas. Archie had been employed by Ft. Scott Sanitation for many years. In addition, he also delivered newspapers for the Ft. Scott Tribune. In earlier years, Archie enjoyed pulling ponies and attending stock car races. He also liked watching the Andy Griffith Show and Judge Judy with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; his children, Sharla Hall, of Nevada, James A. Edwards, Jr. and Jesse Edwards and wife, April, all of Fort Scott. Also, surviving are four grandchildren, Jessica Parker, Whitney Allen, Russlyn Edwards and Trent Edwards and eleven great-grandchildren. Also, surviving are two brothers, Bill Edwards and wife, Virginia, of Pittsburg, Kansas and Clarence Edwards, of Mulberry, Kansas and a sister, Rosezina Hemmburg, also of Pittsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 13th at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Archie Edwards Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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