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Max Mansfield Edwards

December 11, 1936 August 3, 2019
Max Mansfield Edwards
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Max Mansfield Edwards, 82, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born December 11, 1936 in Gladewater, Texas.


He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years including tours in Vietnam, England and all over the U.S. After retiring from the armed forces he worked managing several trucking and construction companies before finding his final and favorite career as a police and emergency dispatcher in Gladewater, Tx. He retired from Gladewater Emergency Services after 18 years. He enjoyed his golden years with his beloved wife of 61 years, Saundra.


He was a devoted husband and as a father and role model he was loving, kind, generous, hard-working, and self-sacrificing. Each of his children came away with gifts from their father that have served them their entire lives. Work ethic, skills with tools and hands, devotion to learning, and self-improvement are but a few of the things he encouraged.


He lived a full life and was well loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Saundra Edwards, his brother David Edwards and wife Earlene, sister- in law Betty Edwards, sister- in- law Lajuana Sampson and husband Sam, brother-in-law in law Phillip Knight and wife Ruby, his children, daughter Gayla Hart and husband Max, daughter Kelly Edwards, daughter Melinda McKnight and husband Tracy, son Phillip Edwards and wife Jamie, and daughter Emily Mayfield and husband Gary. Grandchildren Joseph Hart and wife Torie, Joshua McKnight, Katherine Womack and husband Keith, Patrick McKnight and fiance Amanda, Ashley Garcia and husband Lindsey, Victoria Huffman and husband Taylor, Jillian Fobell and fiance Colin, Abigail Fobell, and Andrew Mayfield, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephew. He is proceeded in death by his parents Harry and Ella Edwards, brother’s Richard, James, Jack, and Randy, granddaughter Rebecca Kates and great grandson Julian Fulmer.


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