|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2010|
Americal Division Veteran
A great and mighty Christian warrior for God and Man has ascended to heaven to receive his promised reward.
Jimmie Benton Edwards, Sr. was born on September 11, 1924 in Bee County, TX. He attended school in Pawnee, TX, as well as Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth.
Jimmie was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific. He participated in several invasions in the Pacific and his Americal division was one of the first divisions to secure Japan after the bombings.
He received a Bi-Vocational minister degree while at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also worked as a Manager in several Grocery Stores, having retired from H.E.B.
Jimmie was a member of First Baptist Church of Kerrville, serving as teacher and Director of an Adult Sunday School Department. He was a soul winner and was active in the Home Bound Ministry for many years. He was also Chairman of the Ushers Committee at the church.
Jimmie is predeceased in death by his parents, Charles N. Edwards and Mattie Smith Edwards, as well as four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Alta, and their children, Jimmie Benton Edwards, Jr. and wife, Neta, Paul Edwards and wife, Debra, all of Carlsbad, NM, Carey Edwards of Boerne, and Larry Edwards of New Braunfels. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jimmy Edwards of Salt Lake City, UT, Matthew Edwards and wife, Kelly, of Ft. Worth, Dillon Edwards of New Braunfels, Michelle Whiteaker and husband, Ross, of Denver, CO and Melissa Ashburn and husband Colin, of McAllen, along with the blessing of 5 great-grandchildren. He was loved by very special family members, Jan and Weldon Anderson of Kenedy, TX, along with a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, Kerrville, on Monday, December 27, 2010, at 1 P.M., with Dr. George Harris presiding, along with Ross Whiteaker. Private and family burial will be on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section 71 Site 191
Created by: vabloom
Record added: Dec 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63278867
Added: May. 3, 2011