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Forest Edwards

March 4, 1924 — May 15, 2016

Forest R. Edwards, 92, of Paducah, KY died at 12:03 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Springlake Health & Rehab Center. Forest was a 61- year member of Immanuel Baptist Church were he taught Sunday School for some 40 years. He received a Bachelor's Degree from University of Kentucky in Electrical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Forest was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Union Carbide after 30 years in Management and Operations. He was an avid U.K. "Big Blue" Fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. Forest loved being with friends and family, who affectionately called him "POP."

He is survived by four daughters, Patricia Lynn Edwards Barkley and husband, Alben W. Barkley, II of Marion, KY; Vicki Edwards Norman and husband, Michael B. Norman,of Wilkesboro, NC; Cynthia Lee Elliott of Paducah, KY and Michal (Mike) Edwards Herrington and husband, Norris R. Herrington, of Sedalia, MO; one brother, Kenneth Edwards and wife, Pansy, of Fountain Inn, SC; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death was his wife of 69 years, Sara Allene Petway Edwards; parents, Coral Mitchell Edwards and Tennessee Bell Hughes Edwards; three brothers, Mitchell, George and Palmer Edwards.

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Michael B. Norman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016 until service time of 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Salvation Army, P.O. Box 569, Paducah, KY 42001-569 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Service Details

Friday, May 20th, 2016 3:00pm, Milnor & Orr

Interment Details

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

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