William Thomas Edwards

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“Sarah Thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time. My hearfelt condolences go out to you all. Meryl ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: Meryl Wishnoff - Ft Lauderdale, FL

“Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers as you go thru this very difficult time. ”
2 of 35 | Posted by: Vickie Leese - St. Augustine, FL

“Tom was a great guy, we attended Andrew Jackson High School together.Grace and Peace to all of his family. Frank Gaynwwxw ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Frank Gay - Orange Park, Fl., FL

“I am very sorry to hear about your Father. I am praying that God will give you and your Family strength and peace of mind during this difficult time...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Thelma Holmes Hunt - Miami, FL

“Very sorry to hear the sad news of Major Edwards' passing - he was obviously a very fine upstanding & courageous gentleman who unfortunately did not...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Jim & Pamela Towart - St. Johns, FL

“Sarah, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. From the West Lake Park staff ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Mike Moxley - Hollywood, FL

“At this time of great sorrow, may your memories be as numerous as the stars in the sky. My heart aches for each of you as you grieve and mourn this...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Barrett - Saint Augustine, FL

“May God's Blessings and Peace be with you during this time of sorrow. Gloria Malmore Christ The King Anglican Church ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Gloria Malmore - Palm Coast, FL

“"What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller "Memory is a way of holding onto...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: Sarah's Friends at T.Y. Park - FL

“My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God continue to strenghten and keep you. ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Jackie M. Munnings - FL

“Sarah and family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God help you heal and remember all of the good times. Much...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Lynn Adams - Hilton Head Island, SC

“To the Edwards family. Our deepest condolences for the falling a sleep of your loved one. Our loving prayers are with all of you. May his memory be...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Nick and Kathie Tsataros - FL

“My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You will be in my prayers. ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Kelvin C. Hines - PSL

“Dear Tom and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your recent loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: James A. Miller - Worcester, MA

“I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. I am here for you. ”
15 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Ann Smith - Pompano Beach, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the difficult time. What a life to celebrate as he served his country and community! Just want to send...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Margaret Goatley - Springfield, KY

“We are so sorry for your loss, and are happy he has found peace. Sending many prayers your way to comfort you and all the family. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Shelley Jennings - Winter Park, FL

“Karen, I pray God will continue to wrap His arms around you and your family, and give you comfort during this time. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Kemi Hollings

“We are so sorry for your loss sounds like he was a very special and great person would have loved to have had the honor to meet him. Tom looks alot...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Pederson, Jim & Katie, Lisa and Chris (Amway) - IA

“Sarah for so many times you were there for us all and now is the time we are there for you. I am very sorry for this lost to you and your family,Love...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Michael Sordellini - Hollywood, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I loss my father in Mar. 2004 so I know alittle about how hard this...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Beard - fort lauderdale, FL

“I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Patti King - Tamarac, FL

“Karen so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love you! ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Annie, Sid and Wade Hair - FL

24 of 35 | Posted by: hELEN YAUS JONES - TAMPA,, FL

“Sarah: your family and you are in my families thoughts and prayers . If you need anything please let me know.May your father rest in peace. ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: fred pulver - tamarac, FL

“Our hearts go out to you and the family in the lost of your husband, dad, grandad, friend. Karen, I do know the deep devotion between a daugher and...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Mal and Becky Fort - Cleveland, GA

“I would like to send my condolences to the Edwards family, Mr. Edwards was very special to me he was like a father and best friend I'm going to...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Kiyada & Perry Lee

“May your memories sustain you in this time of need. So very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Katherine M Daubert - Casselberry, FL

“Our sincere condolences for the passing of Sarah's father. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Bob & Nancy Deswysen - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love always, Betsy Ennis-Short & Jeff Short ”
30 of 35 | Posted by: Betsy Ennis-Short - Tallahassee, FL

“Our prayers are with Tom and all of the family in this time of loss. Our comfort comes from the promise of eternal life where there is no suffering...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Greg Goatley - Springfield, KY

“To the Edwards' Family, May the Peace, Comfort and Love of our Heavenly Father surround you all through this difficult time. Each of you are in my...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Rebecca Acevedo - Davenport, FL

“Tom always made certain that the girls and I were well and happy . He had a big heart and a loving spirit. I am certain he has found his peace . ...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Karen S. Mitchem - Middleburg, FL

“At this loss sending a pray up that you are able to remember the good times and feel God's arms wrapped around you. ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Stephanie Horvath - Clermont, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Tom was like our own father and grandfather, and we will miss him! We will always have...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Steve, Bonnie, Matt & Katie - FL

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Major William T. (Tom) Edwards, USAF, Ret., age 80, passed away February 15, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Born May 28, 1932 in Tampa, FL, Tom was the son of Samuel F. and A. Mae Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Josephine Fabian Edwards, his children William T. (Tom) Edwards, Jr. of St Augustine, FL, Karen Jo Hill (Leland) of Orlando, FL , and Sarah Anne Perkins (Curt) of Coral Springs, FL. Tom is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer M. Arney (Dale) of Williamsburg, VA, Ali E. Johnston (Tripp) of Middleburg, FL, Kristen J. Hill of China and L. Ross Hill of Orlando, FL, his brother Walter H. Edwards (Pauline) of Tucker, GA, sister-in-law Maria Fabian of Orlando, FL, niece Alice Keheley of Loganville, GA, and nephew Keith Edwards of Tucker, GA. Tom was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps, Jacksonville Beach. He attended Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL (1950), Florida State University (B.S. 1953), and Troy State University (M.S. 1974). Tom served in the U.S. Air Force from 1-15-1954 to 8-31-1974 retiring with the rank of Major. During his service, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star, Air Medal with 14 Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with V for Valor, Combat Readiness Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Republic of Vietnam Air Service Medal. During his career, he flew over 10,000 flight hours in the T-33, B-47, B-52, C-130, O-1 (Forward Air Controller in Vietnam), T-29 and C-54. He was also a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and a Real Estate Broker. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL, 32256, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org in memory of Major Edwards.