Born: May 12, 1958
Died: March 12, 2014
Mr. Ronald Tyrone Edwards, 55, of Martin died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his Residence.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at McCabe United Methodist Church with Rev. Orrin Cowley and Rev. Leroy Brent officiating. Interment will follow in Parham Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the church.
Ronald Tyrone Edwards was born on May 12, 1958, to Myretha Clara Bell and Marvin Edwards at Obion County Hospital in Union City, Tennessee. Tyrone was raised and lived in Martin, Tennessee his entire life.
He accepted Christ at an early age while attending McCabe United Methodist Church. He graduated from Martin High School in 1976 where he excelled at basketball, football and baseball. After high school, Tyrone attended the University of Tennessee at Martin for two years before entering into the workforce at Martin Box Factory and later had to leave the workforce due to health problems.
Binky, Tidy, Emp, Uncle Ty Ty and Eddie Coo, as he was affectionately known, had a heart of gold and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
He leaves to cherish his memories four daughters, Jocelyn Phelps, Jaclyn (Keon) Stowers, Jessica Phelps and Jayne Porter; one grandson, Bryson Stowers; four sisters, Carolyn Sue Thomas, Effie Dean Gill, Patricia Ann Edwards and Ethel Mae Edwards; two brothers, Kenneth Eugene Edwards, Sr. (Doris) and Oddie B. “Coonie” Edwards (Mary); nieces, Linda Hogard (Bob), Amie Pearl Jones (Jimmy Lynn) Cherly Hamilton, Tonya Edwards, Kennethia Edwards and Felisha Moorer; nephews, Kenneth E. Edwards, Jr. (Tracy), Stanley Rutledge (Yvette), Fred Chandler and James E. Thomas, Jr., aunts, Barbara Buford and Allean Simmons and a host of family and friends.
Rawls Funeral Home - Union City (731) 885-8110