|David Cabeen Edwards, 81, of Monmouth, Ill. died at12:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Cottage Hospital.
He was born January 6, 1931 in Mercer County, Ill. the son of Richard W. and Alice Violet Cabeen Edwards. He married Jean Higgins on January 5, 1950 in Mercer County, Ill. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Leroy (and Deb) Edwards of Monmouth, Ill. and Alan (and Valarie) Edwards of Cameron, Ill.; two daughters, Laurna (and Orv) Cox of Monmouth, Ill. and Lisa (and Jim) Woodcock of Tolono, Ill.; three sisters, Jane (and Leonard) Kenney of Aledo, Ill., Mary Alice Edwards of Peoria, Ill., Gert VanTine of Monmouth; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his brother, Richard "Tadpole" Edwards.
He served in the National Guard reserves from 1951-1953 during the Korean War as Sgt First Class.
David was a farmer for over 40 years, retiring in the early summer of 1991 to Cape Fair, Mo. He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1948. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the American Legion Post #136 and was a Master Mason with the former Alexandria Lodge #702 AF & AM Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Gerlaw Christian Church. David enjoyed golfing, fishing and family camping vacations.
Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Gerlaw Christian Church. Rev. Paul Lydic will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Gerlaw Christian Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.