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Sonnie J. Edwards

Sonnie J. Edwards Sonnie J. Edwards

Sonnie J. Edwards, 85, of English, Ind., died on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

Sonnie was born on Aug. 10, 1936, in Milltown, Ind., to the late Jesse Edwards and Louanna Igert Gatz.

Sonnie was a United States Marine Corps 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, Ind., and a former firefighter for Black Oak Fire Department near Gary, Ind.

Sonnie was a member of the Hackett Local Engineers No. 150, Posey Masonic Lodge No. 188 and Milltown American Legion Post No. 332 and was a lifetime member of the Everett Mason VFW Post No. 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; sons, Robin Edwards of Hammond, Ind., James Edwards of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Robert Edwards of Vancouver, Wash.; daughters, Jessica Edwards of Crawfordsville and Karen Sams (Eddie) of Georgetown, Ind.; brothers, Wade and David Edwards, both of Milltown; sisters, Joann Goebel of Marengo, Ind., and Nettie Lou Bell of New Albany, Ind.; and numerous 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 is entrusted with the arrangements.