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Larry L. Edwards, Sr.

8/22/1937 - 3/10/2020

PEKIN ~ Larry Leroy Edwards, Sr., 82, of East Peoria, passed away at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at his home.

He was born on August 22, 1937 in Glasford to Ernest and Genevieve (Breese) Edwards.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tonya; two sisters, Catherine and Veneda; and four brothers, Tom, Raymond, Jerry and Danny.

Surviving are three sons, Randy (Karen) Lawson of Missouri City, Texas, Dale (Vanessa) Reynolds of Pekin, and Larry (Melinda Pervis) Edwards of East Peoria; two daughters, Crystal (Kyle) Peterson of East Peoria and a daughter in Korea; ten grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Jacob, Brayden, Brycen, Brooklyn, Tristina, Trent, Danielle, Brinleigh; two sisters, Kathy (Don) Estes of Pekin and Crystal (Jim) Rice of Mims, Florida; and one brother, Terry (Verlie) Edwards of Pekin.

He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps.

Larry worked as a laborer out of Laborers’ Local 231 in Pekin and Laborer’s Local 165 in Peoria for many years.

Larry enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and the river boat in his free time. He always loved spending time with his grandchildren

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.   Inurnment will follow at War Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Pekin.

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