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Sonnie J. Edwards

August 10, 1936 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 85)

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Sonnie J. Edwards, 85, of English, Indiana died on December 3, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.  Sonnie was born on August 10, 1936 in Milltown, Indiana to the late Jesse Edwards and Louanna (Igert) Gatz.


Sonnie was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He was a former welder for Inland Steel in East Chicago, Indiana and a former firefighter for Black Oak Fire Department near Gary, Indiana.


Sonnie was a member of the Hackett Local Engineers # 150, Posey Masonic Lodge #188, Milltown American Legion Post #332, and was a lifetime member of the Everett Mason VFW Post #6160.


He was preceded in death by his parents; sons:  Andy and Dale Edwards; and sisters:  Sharron Pease and Carlotta Atwood.


He is survived by his wife, Mary Dean Edwards of English, Indiana; sons:  Robin Edwards of Hammond, Indiana, James Edwards, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Robert Edwards of Vancouver, Washington; daughters:  Jessica Edwards of Crawfordsville, Indiana and Karen Sams (Eddie) of Georgetown, Indiana; brothers:  Wade and David Edwards both of Milltown, Indiana; sisters:  Joann Goebel of Marengo, Indiana and Nettie Lou Bell of New Albany, Indiana; and numberous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.


Cremation was chosen and no services will be at this time, following Sonnie’s wishes.


Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.


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