Sidney Charles Edwards, 85, Erwin, died Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Charles was a native of Bee Log, North Carolina, and had been a resident of Erwin for most of his life. He was a son of the late Carter and Belle McIntosh Edwards. Charles was an Electrician and former owner of Rapid Electric, Johnson City, for more than forty years. He was a longtime member of Canah Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, and a Mason. Charles was an avid fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Jenny Ingle Edwards, in 1986, two brothers and three sisters. Charles is survived by his four children, Kim Garland and Kathy Masters, both of Erwin, Doug Edwards and wife Tammy, Unicoi, Joy Moffitt and husband Steve, Jonesborough; his longtime companion and wonderful caregiver, Carolyn Hodge, of the home; a sister, Velma Gaunt, Bristol; six grandchildren, Tialynn Griffith, Mary Ann Garland, Chase Edwards, Sydney Masters, Emily Edwards and Will Moffitt; five great-grandchildren, Scotty, Eli, Hannah, Jackson and Bryce; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Home Health, especially Becky and Lindsey, and Charles’s neighbors and special friends, Bob and Wanda Hutchins.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 1:00-2:00 P.M., in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. The graveside funeral service will follow at approximately 2:45 P.M., in Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, with Rev. Kevin Laws, officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
Those who prefer to make memorial contributions in-lieu-of flowers are requested to do so to Gideons International-North Camp, P.O. Box 3695, Johnson City, TN 37602-3695.