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William Dale Edwards, 80, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 3:54 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.
He was born at home in Hoopeston on January 5, 1938, the son of Russell and Flossie Mae (Agee) Edwards.
He married Carol Marie Lewis on April 25, 1964, at Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene. She survives in Hoopeston.
He also is survived by one daughter, Kim Edwards (special friend, Billy Greene) of Danville, Ill.; one sister, Carolyn Albertson of Marion, Ind.; two grandchildren, Douglas (Jami) Brookwalter of Wellington, Ill., and Rossanna (Justin) Curtis of Penfield, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren, Logan, Triton and Kandyce Curtis and Vylet, Cameron, Lexi and Brycen Brookwalter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Johnathon; three sisters, Lilli, Golden and Thelma; and four brothers, Jim, Ray, Jerry and Fred.
Dale worked at Stokely's in Hoopeston for 43 years. He enjoyed fishing in Florida, caring for his lawn, taking morning walks and loved watching western shows, especially "Gunsmoke."
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 11, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dale's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
Published on January 10, 2018
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