Aug. 19, 1924-May 9, 2022

Funeral services for John Sidney Edwards Sr. were at noon Thursday, May 12 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mora. Interment with military honors followed at Pine Grove Cemetery.
John, 97, and a resident of the Kisatchie community passed away May 9, 2022. He was born Aug. 19, 1924, to James Edmond Edwards and Anner Isadore Lee Edwards in Kisatchie.
John proudly served in the US Army and was a veteran of three wars. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal.

He was always considerate of others, including his family, neighbors and friends and he would give even if it meant he did without. He often said if you left his house hungry it was your own fault. John had a great sense of humor and was always accepting of hearing the latest joke or telling his own. John loved sharing stories of his life experiences including that of his childhood through his golden years. He loved and was respectful of the outdoors, and he was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his younger years he enjoyed tap dancing. He enjoyed playing checkers, chess and cards with family and friends. You could always tell when he was in a good mood, he whistled a lot. Family was the most important treasure on earth and he will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and a proud Paw-Paw to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Torina Elaine Craft Edwards; daughters, Arlene Edwards Champagne, Cynthia JoAnn Edwards Martin and husband Jimmy, and Pamela Danette Edwards Ford; son, John Sidney Edwards Jr. and wife Brenda; grandchildren, Matthew Louis Champagne, Clifford Dewayne Edwards, Amanda Edwards Zapata, Anthony Jo Edwards, Jimmy Dewayne Martin Jr., Angela Renee Martin Jeane, Timothy Wayne Martin, Joseph Roman Martin, Shawn Huey Martin, Kimberly Elaine Ford Chatfield, Sarah Arlene Ford Holmes, Aaron Michael Ford and Paige DaLee Edwards; two step grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren, and five step great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kent Edwards; grandson, Jessie Wayne Edwards; sisters, Tishie Edwards Bolton and Eunice Edwards Boles; and a brother, Clifford Dwayne Edwards
Those honored to serve as pallbearers include Matthew Champagne, Anthony Edwards, Joseph Martin, Shawn Martin, Timothy Martin, Jason Jeane and Charles Boles.