Wesley A. Edwards, 84, of Peoria, died at 9:29 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Visitation will be held a 10 a.m. on Monday. Oct. 7, at the First Christian Church, located at 6400 North University Street in Peoria. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Karen Merrick officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Irving Cemetery in Irving. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Mr. Edwards was born on June 7, 1935, in Jefferson City, MO, to John W. and Mildred E. Mueller Edwards. He married Betty Sugg on April 22, 1961, in Irving.
Mr. Edwards was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. from 1973 until 1983, and later worked at Sears in Peoria until his retirement. After his retirement, Mr. Edwards began working at the Peoria Civic Center and for Dozer Field as an usher. He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Peoria, where he loved and served his church family in many capacities.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife; children, Carol (Bill) Hartman of Irving, Lynn (Bonnie) Randle of Irving, Loren (Brenda) Randle of Hanna City and Julie (Rick) Fromm of Peoria; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Faye (Harold) Weller of Hillsboro; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church of Peoria or the Central Illinois Parkinson's Support Group, 5114 North Glen Park Place, Peoria, IL 61614. Condolences may be left online at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.