FORT WAYNE—A page of city business history turned recently with the passing of of a long time entrepreneur who made his mark on the south side of Fort Wayne.
For years, the name “Sarge” Edwards graced the south Calhoun Street business district not only with the sign that hung outside the local State Farm Insurance office but also in the form of the friendly, attentive man who ran the business.
John “Sarge” Edwards went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife of 55 years, Gloria, on Monday, April 7 in Greenville, S.C.
Born in Madison, Ala., he was the son of the late James and Lottie Edwards.
He was a loving husband and father. He and Gloria loved fishing and traveled extensively.
Edwards retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years. He then retired from State Farm Insurance, where he was an agent. He cherished his memories of a host of friends, who remember him for his generosity and sense of humor.
“Sarge” Edwards is survived by two daughters, Deborah (caregiver) of Greenville, S.C. and Monique of Los Angeles, Calif.; brothers, Charles (Joyce) of Chattanooga and Ronald (Clara); sister, Sherine (James) of Ringgold, Ga.; and other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Milton; and sister, L. Mary Edwards Smith.
Memorial service was Saturday, June 21 at D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road.