Dean H. Edwards, age 71, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 8:59 PM at his residence. He was born on March 13, 1941 in Thistle, Utah, to the late Frank & Hortense (Hayes) Edwards. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Frank Edwards.
Dean is survived by his wife, Lena (Vanderpool) Edwards, of Arcanum, Ohio, whom he married on December 20, 1968; daughter and son in law, Pollyanna & John Candalot of Cottonwood, Idaho; son and daughter in law, Louis R. & Diane E. Edwards of Jackson, Michigan; grandchildren, McKenzie Candalot, Steven Derepentigny & Mitchell Derepentigny; siblings, John & Dixie Edwards of Salt Lake City, Utah, Bessie & Mike Hubler of Gore, Oklahoma, and Bradley Edwards of Topeka, Kansas; as well as 2 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dean was a Design Engineer for Hobart Corporation in Troy, Ohio. He was a member of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. Dean was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved wood working and building toy trains and toy cars which he gave away to children.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 23, 2012, from 10-11 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio. The service will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Phil Garbig officiating. Burial will be in the David Cemetery in Kettering, Ohio, at 1:15 PM on Thursday after the service.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com