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Fred Edwards, Jr.
  • American Legion Post #298
    228 N. 20th Street
    Springfield, MI 49037

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“I went to Pennfield High School with Fred also. I was a year behind him in school. During my senior year and for about 5 years or so, 6 of us hung...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah (Reese) Cooper - MI

“I lived on Purdy Dr and Fred lived on Morgan Rd. We rode the same school bus and attended school for 6 years until we graduated. I spoke to Fred...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Sande Crane - Spring, TX

“My sincerest condolences at Freds passing. Stay healthy and lean on your family for support.LewkB ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: lewis hubbert - Hastings, MI

“I've know Fred since 1971, I was married to his brother Bobby. I considered his family mine and still do. He will be missed. Hugs to the whole...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gail Edwards - Battle Creek, MI

“Fred was my first boy friend in 3rd. grade. He came to my house to ice skate on a home made ice skating pond. We also graduated togeather from...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phyllis Jackson Burcham - Hemet, CA

“I have not seen Fred in many years.. I used to see him alot several years ago while I worked at Ft Custer Natl, cemetery in Augusta , Mi... Always a...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joe Moss - Summertown, TN

“Sorry for your loss Bobbi....he has gone to meet Winnie And Fred Sr....loves to you and the family... ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bonnie Brooker - Battle Creek, MI


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Fred Edwards, Jr. age, 71, of Dowling passed away peacefully at home on Friday morning, January 29, 2021. He was born in McKenzie, Tennessee on January 14, 1950, the son of Fred and Winona (Bailey) Edwards, Sr. Fred faithfully served his country during the Vietnam Era and Desert Storm as a member of the United States Army and United States Navy, retiring from the United States Navy with the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. Fred also retired from the Battle Creek Federal Center after more than 18 years and had also worked at Clark Equipment, the VA Hospital and as a Fort Custer Ranger.

Fred married Roberta F. "Bobbi (Puffer) Owens in Battle Creek on March 17, 1995; she survives. He is also survived by his son, Terry (Christina) Edwards of Concord, NC; two grandchildren, Emily and Noah Edwards; sister, Daria Raymond of Battle Creek; two step-sons, David and James Owens of Battle Creek; four step-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bobby Edwards.

Fred was a member of the Augusta Custer VFW Post #7956, the PNA Lodge #2416, Battle Creek and the Oscar Brady American Legion Post #298, Battle Creek. Fred truly enjoyed golfing & playing horseshoes and played in the American Legion Leagues for many years. He also enjoyed watching TV and spending time with his family and many friends.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, cremation has taken place and a memorial service with full military honors to celebrate Fred's life will be held later in the year at Fort Custer National Cemetery, when it is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the American Legion Post #298. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Fred may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.