Homer Dee Edwards Jr. “Sonny” 94 of Ocala, Florida passed away on March 23, 2023 in Ocala, Florida.
He was born on December 31, 1928 in Cruger, Mississippi. Sonny graduated from Cruger High School and then joined the Navy. He served on the USS Whetstone LSD-27 from 1950-1954, during the Korean War. He married Alice Joy Paris on April 20, 1956 and had 3 daughters. He retired from Mississippi Power and Light in 1994 after 23 years of service. He was an avid softball player throughout his life and did so well into his 80’s. He was a devoted grandfather and great grandfather and made every effort to attend all the grandchildren’s activities.
He is predeceased in death by his parents, Homer Dee Edwards, Sr. & Sarah Lou Wilks Edwards; brothers, Earls Edwards, Fred Edwards & Jesse Edwards; and a sister Charlene Holaday (Sister girl).
Sonny is survived by his wife Alice Joy Edwards, daughters, Cheryl (Victor) Betsayad, Carole (Steve) Darsey and Dee (Brian) Beck; grandchildren, Jonathon Betsayad, Jason Betsayad, Amanda (Will) Tuck , Eric (Melissa) Darsey , Colby (Connor) Beck, David Darsey; great grandchildren, Brayden Gleason, Colton Gleason, Melaina Rodrigues, Raegan Tuck, Maddex Rodrigues, Brooks Tuck, Everett Darsey; and a sister, Gladys King (Doodle).
Friday, March 31, 2023
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services – Ocala
910 E Silver Springs Blvd