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Russell Charles Edwards
Russell Charles EdwardsFlagRussell Charles Edwards, 73 of Richwood died early Thursday morning, June 28, 2018 at home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He was born August 26, 1944 in Indiana to the late Robert and Ruby (Bird) Edwards. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Starks Jr. and Philip Edwards, 3 sisters, Rosalaee Baier, Pat Holycross and Becky Miller, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

On November 16, 1984 he married the former Charlene Hayes in Richmond, Indiana, and she survives.

Russell was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving in Vietnam. †He worked in hydraulic maintenance for Marion's steel industry for 45 years through all its owners: Pollack Steel, Armco, Marion Steel and Nucor Steel.

He was a Nascar fan, and enjoyed collecting old and new coins, traveling with his wife and spending quality time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. †Russell could often be found tinkering in the garage with his tools, helping a friend or neighbor in need, or playing Mr. Fix-It to whomever needed it.

He is survived by his children, Dwayne (Tracy) Edwards, Pikeville, North Carolina; Russ (Cindy) Edwards, Lewis Center; Lisa (Randy) Dickerson, Marion; Steve (Yvette) Edwards, Marion; , Charley (Jill) Adkins, Richwood; Angel (James) Coleman, Prospect; Amber (Daryle) McFall, Richwood; Clifford (Teresa) Edwards, Kenton; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Iona Shaw, Wisconsin; Roberta Callahan, Indiana; Peggy Rowland, Marion.

In keeping with Russellís wishes, there will be no formal services.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

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#1 from: Tod Dresback
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 8:41 PM

So sorry for your loss.  While I only met Russell recently, he was a great guy.  He will surely be missed but always with you in your heart.  With greatest sympathy, Tod, Wanda, and Bethany.

#2 from: Penny goddard
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 8:45 PM

I'm very sorry for your lost. I hope and pray you find  peace in his passing and Knowing he is with god and not in pain anymore. He was a great wonderful man. Never find another one like him. Is there something we can do please let me know. Love you all.

#3 from: Russell Miller
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 9:37 PM

We are so very sorry for your huge loss of your Father.  We know how difficult losing a parent is. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.    Love Russell and Virginia Miller

#4 from: Cathy Copeland
Marion, OH
Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:36 PM

Charlene and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Russ.  I pray for strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Cathy and family

#5 from: Beth Soummers
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 4:56 AM

So sorry for your loss.Praying for your family

#6 from: Rona and Renetta Penix
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 5:39 AM

Dwayne, Rusrty, Lisa and Steve,
Sorry to hear of your dads passing, I will always cherish the times our families were neighbors on   Cheney ave,  our dads are neighbors again in heaven living pain and sickness free. God be with you all!

#7 from: Connie & Kirk Pigott & family
marion  oh
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 11:47 AM

so sorry for your loss. I always thought Russ was one of the nicest people I ever met. all my love goes to all of you

#8 from: Sheri Ropp
Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Just want you too know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I loved hearing your stories about Russ when we worked together.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 4:15 PM


#10 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Richwood, ohio
Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 9:04 AM

On behalf of the Richwood Area Veterans Honor Guard, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.  

#11 from: Doug Emerson
Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 9:39 AM

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Russ at Marion steel since 1998, until he left there. I unfortunately hadn't seen or spoken with him since that time. He was a good man.

#12 from: Angie
Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 12:09 AM

Angel, Know that we are thinking of you. Sending lots of love your way!!

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