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 Edward Thomas “Tommy” Edwards

Edward Thomas “Tommy” Edwards

Death 3 Jun 2013 (aged 87)
Burial Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 111819234 · View Source
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Age 87. Born July 23, 1925 in Clarksville, TN. Passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Eva Pickering Edwards; sister, Mardite Edwards Love (Jimmy), and his son, Edward Thomas Edwards, Jr.

Born in Clarksville, TN, Tommy graduated from Clarksville High School and entered the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Returning to Clarksville to care for his ill mother, he attended Austin Peay State University, where, while a student there, he enlisted in the aviation cadet program of the Army Air Corps. Since WWII ended prior to his commission, he returned to the University of Tennessee to complete his education as an Accounting major. Before moving from Clarksville to Nashville in 1959, he began his insurance career with Caldwell, Conroy and Marable Insurance Company. He served as President of the Clarksville Kiwanis Club and, after moving to Nashville, became Lieutenant Governor of the Kentucky/Tennessee district of Kiwanis International. Until his retirement at the age of 70, he had a successful career as an insurance executive with Richard M. Miller Company, which, through several mergers, evolved into Willis. He was a loyal member of West End United Methodist Church, and Hillwood Country Club, where he served as President, was an avid golfer and gin rummy player. He was best known for a good joke, his sense of humor, his easy-going manner, and signature phrases. Tommy was devoted to his family, his many friends, and his church. He had a strong faith, looked at every day as a gift, and had an uncanny ability to turn the toughest situation into a positive experience, for himself, and for his family. He leaves a legacy of love, honesty, humor, kindness, and generosity. He will be dearly missed.

Abridged from obituary published in The Tennessean 5 Jun 2013.


An Family Tree has Edward Thomas Edwards, born 23 Jul 1925, died 3 Jun 2013. Parents were Edwin Edward Ed Edwards and Eva Caldwell Pickering.


1930 Census, taken 17 Apr 1930, has Ed Edwards, 37, buyer for Snuff Co, married to Eva P, 36, living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN. Children are: Margaret, f, 9, and Thomas, m, 4. Also in the household is a lodger: Jessie Orrell, f, 30, bookkeeper for bank.

1940 Census, taken 10 Apr 1940, has Edd Edwards, 47, tobacconist for Snuff Co, married to Eva, 46, living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN. Children are: Margaret E, f, 19, and Thomas, m, 14. Also in the household are two women lodgers, both teachers for a high school: June Cox, 21, and Marie Riggins, 34.

US Public Records Index, Vol 1 has Edward Thomas Edwards, born 23 Jul 1925, residing in Nashville, Davidson County, TN in 1993.

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  • Created by: Ron Johnson
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111819234
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Thomas “Tommy” Edwards (23 Jul 1925–3 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111819234, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Ron Johnson (contributor 48035319) .