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Rainey Eugene Edwards

October 17, 1938 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 83)


Mr. Rainey Eugene Edwards, 83, of McKenzie, TN passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, February 6, 2022 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Brother AJ Laster will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 10:00AM until the time of services at 2:00PM.

Mr. Edwards was born on October 17, 1938 in Hohenwald, TN to the late Fleming Rainey and Sara Hufstedler Edwards. He was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church, a retired truck driver from Overnite Transportation, and a Army National Guard veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Michelle Edwards; grandson, Cory Thompson; brother, Danny Edwards; and sister, Carolyn Whitehead.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sara Allene Edwards of McKenzie, TN; three daughters: Lisa Dawn Millard of Newnan, GA, Cyndi (Stan) Riggs of McKenzie, TN, and April Michelle (Christopher) Dawson of Killen, AL; three sons, Steve (Donna) Edwards of Puryear, TN, Barry (Bennie) Thompson of Dickson, TN, and Garry (Gina) Thompson of Waverly, TN; two sisters, Suzanne (Stanley) Currin of McKenzie, TN, and Janie Irby of Paris, TN; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Edwards, 731-986-8281.

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