George Harvey Edwards | Obituary

DeLAND – George Harvey Edwards, 94, of DeLand died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2022 at Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 13 at Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, with Virgil Dasher officiating. Interment will follow at DeLand Cemetery, DeLand, with military honors. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be addressed to the DeLand Christian Church or the Little Galilee Christian Assembly.

George was born December 23, 1927 in Goose Creek Township, DeLand, the son of Ward Wellington “Buck” and Inez Marie (Marvel) Edwards. He married Wilma Lee Harris on November 17, 1957 in Monticello. She died on September 19, 2021.

Survivors include three children, Leanne (Dan) McMillen of Greenwood, Ind., Gail Dawn Edwards of Lake Stevens, Washington, and Lisa (Julie Floyd) Edwards of Clinton; five grandchildren, Ryan, Shane, Mikaela, Isaac and Derrick; one brother, Hobart (Norma) Edwards of Muhammad; and one sister, Cleta Dotson of Santa Maria, California.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

George was a U.S. Army veteran serving from November 1950 to November 1952 and a 68-year-old member of the DeLand American Legion. George was also a member of the DeLand Christian Church. He drove a school bus for the Blue Ridge and DeLand school districts for 50 years.

George was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master as well as a 70-year-old member of the AF & AM Masonic Lodge in DeLand and then Farmer City. He was also a DeLand volunteer firefighter and administrator.

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