Obituary: Henry L. Edwards, 92, NK Highway Dept. Mechanic

Henry L. Edwards, Jr., 92, of North Kingstown, died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie L. (Farnsworth) Edwards. Born in North Kingstown, he was a son of the late Henry L. Edwards, Sr. and Gwendolyn (Cozzens) Ross.

Mr. Edwards was employed as a Mechanic for the North Kingstown Highway Department for many years until his retirement. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, earning the rank of Corporal. He enjoyed golfing in Jamestown and bowling at Wickford Lanes.

Besides his wife, he leaves his two loving daughters, Gail E. Haggarty and her husband the Rev. Frank Haggarty of Atkinson, NH and Susan L. Edwards of North Kingstown. Cherished grandfather of George M. Haggarty of Mont Vernon, NH, Laura H. Gilpatric of Union, WV, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Roland Edwards and step-brother of Charles Ross and Robert Ross. 

His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 am in The First Baptist Church in Wickford, 44 Main Street, Wickford Village. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 am prior the service. Kindly omit flowers. 

Gifts in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 will be appreciated. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to THE CRANSTON-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of WICKFORD.


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