H. Lee Edwards

H. Lee Edwards passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 19, 1937, to Orval and Lille Edwards Welch. His stepfather was Harley J. Welch.

He graduated in 1956 from Wirt County High School and Mountain State College. He retired from the Wood County Board of Education. He was baptized in 1970 into the Church of Christ and was a member of the Camden Avenue congregation.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary R. Edwards; his three children, Gary Lee (Beth) Edwards of Elizabeth, two daughters, Stephanie (Kurt) Simon and Kimberlee (Dwain) Shears, all of Mineral Wells. He also leaves six grandchildren, Aaron (Suzanne) Edwards of Hilton Head, S.C., five granddaughters, Adrian and Jamie Edwards of Elizabeth, Stacy and Kari Simon and Hannah Shears, all of Mineral Wells. He is survived by one great-grandson, Aiden Edwards of Hilton Head. He also is survived by two sisters. He was preceded in death by his four brothers; and his in-laws, whom he dearly loved, Earl and Reta Poling Winland.

Per his request, there will be no visitation or services.

A private graveside for the immediate family will be held at their convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com