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Philip Edwards

November 10, 1929 - March 3, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: March 6, 2020

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

    Services at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs on Friday, March 6, 2020:

  • Visitation: 4-5:30p
  • Funeral: 5:30p

Philip Chappell Edwards, II, 90, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at home in Excelsior Springs.

Visitation will be Friday, March 6, 2020, from 4-5:30p at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs (816) 637-300. The funeral will follow at 5:30 pm.

Philip was born November 10, 1929. He is the son of the late Philip Chappell and the late Eula Lee (Jackson) Edwards. He married Carol Maxine Davis on July 4, 1953, with whom he raised Christine and Doug.

Philip worked for 30 years at the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, rising to the rank of Captain, spending 20 years as head of the Civil Division, and retiring as head of Court Security. He was also a lifelong farmer in Clay and Ray Counties, working the family farmland near Orrick, Missouri. Philip also held the honor of being the Longest Time Living Member of the Excelsior Elks Lodge at 69 years. He was active in the community; He was a former President of the Excelsior Quarterback Club, and was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge. He was a member of the Missouri State Tractor Pullers Association, and was a two-time Missouri State Champion of the Stock 10,000-pound Tractor Pulling Class.

Philip was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He served in the US Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by one daughter: Christine Edwards; one son: Doug Edwards; has two grandchildren: Michelle Henson and Alex Edwards; three great-grandchildren: Christian (Nikki) Green, Rhayne Jackson, and Jaxon Henson; and one great-great-grandchild: Charlee Raye Green; and another one on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orrick FFA.

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