VINA, AL – Rex Eugene Edwards, 77, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, AL and was a truck driver. Rex was a member of the Burleson Masonic Lodge, a Baptist preacher and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Services will be Tuesday, September 17, 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Vina, AL with Bro. Matthew Haney officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years and eight months – Faye Edwards, Vina, AL; four children – Randy Edwards (Robin) Vina, AL, Regina Archie (David) Fulton, MS, Rhonda Hester (Mike) Vina, AL and Ronnie Edwards (Marguerite) Keller, TX; nine grandchildren – Eugene Edwards (Kim), Rebecca Moore, Phoebe Darracott (Darryl), Tiffany Archie (Coty), Anthony Hester (Casey), Kelly Eugene Hester, Clarissa, Trenton and Bryant Edwards; two step-grandchildren – Kim Thomason and Tina Webb and fifteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Gladys Haney Edwards; a son, Rickey Edwards and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dalton and Gladys Humphres.
Pallbearers will be Anthony Hester, Kelly Eugene Hester, Trenton Edwards, Donnie Jackson, Eugene Edwards and H.B. Humphres. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryant Edwards, Jason Moore and David Coggin. Visitation will be Monday, September 16, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL and he will lie in state 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, at Ebenezer Baptist Church.