Bobby Ray Edwards Sr., 64, of Mountain Grove, Mo., (formerly a resident of Birch Tree), passed away on March 15, 2018.  He was born Feb. 23, 1954, in Mountain View, Mo., to Charles and Maryline (French) Edwards.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Jamie Edwards.

Surviving are his children, Bobby Ray Edwards Jr. and wife, Erica, Montier, Mo.; Brad Edwards, Montier, Mo.; Ryan Edwards and wife, Bridgett, West Plains, Mo.; stepdaughter, Whitney Beavers and husband, Michael, Montier, Mo.; sisters, Shara Reed and husband, Dan, Cabool, Mo.; Sue Barton and husband, Chester, Kellyville, Okla.; eight grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Bobby attended Mountain View-Birch Tree Schools. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Intrepid.  He worked as a truck driver for many years, but enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.  He especially loved his family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo.  Interment, with military honors, was in the Berea Mennonite Cemetery, Birch Tree, Mo., under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo.  Memorials can be made to the Berea Mennonite Cemetery in care of Lillian Foust at 2640 State Hwy 19, Winona, Missouri 65588.  Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

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