John David Edwards

Published 11:05 am Thursday, November 15, 2012

WESSON — John David Edwards, 70, of Wesson and formerly of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from 1 p.m. until a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven. The Rev. Larry Hart will officiate.

Mr. Edwards was born Feb. 2, 1942, in Hazlehurst. He was the son of Dudley and Jamie Bonner Edwards. He was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School and attended Whitworth College in Brookhaven.

He was a retired supervisor of records in the Detective Bureau with the City of Vicksburg Police Department. He retired in 1995 after 29 years. During a recent reunion of the retired Vicksburg Police Department, his co-workers referred to him as their mini computer because of his excellent memory of cases that he worked on before the days of the computer. He was recognized by Sheriff Martin Pace of Warren County regarding his work in the Detective Bureau.

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He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. John will be missed by his family and many friends and co-workers.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was an avid horseman and loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois Edwards Kruger.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reeves Edwards of Wesson; daughter, Shellie Edwards Brand and husband Gary of Wesson; sisters, Lucy Edwards Bomicich and husband E.H. of Hazlehurst and Pat Edwards Hudson and husband Bill of Atlanta, Ga.; brother-in-law, Bob Kruger of Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Dillon Brand and his girlfriend, Lily, and Dalton Brand of Wesson.