BENTON, KY - John Robertson Edwards, age 69, of Benton, KY, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. Born December 13, 1942 in Logan County, KY., he was a retired salesman and Cub Scout Master for Benton Troop 71. He was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church of Benton, KY.
He is survived by his Mother; Livinia Pauline (Robertson) Edwards of Benton, KY., one Daughter, Johnna Smith of Dexter, KY., one Son, Craig Edwards, wife Robin of Benton, KY.
Five grandchildren; John Tyler Edwards, Travis Allen Edwards, Ashley Diann Smith, Samantha Jean Lavander all of Benton, KY., Matthew Scott Smith of Dexter, KY., and six great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father, the late John R. Edwards.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, KY.
Rev. Rodney Wallace will officiate
Interment will follow at the New Zion Cemetery, Benton, KY.
Friends may visit with the family after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 until the Funeral Hour of 11:00 a.m. at the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY.
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