Billy R. Edwards, 48, Nevada, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada following a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 4, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., to Ronald W. Edwards and Rose M. Stevens Current.
He lived in Kansas City for 20 years prior to coming to Nevada in 1975.
Survivors include his mother, Rose Current, El Dorado Springs; his father, Ronald W. Edwards, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Ronald D. Edwards and Martin R. Edwards, both of Lee's Summit, and Steven P. Edwards, Montevallo; one sister, Kathryn Woody, Nevada; one step-brother, Mark A. Steele, Levesse, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles A. Steele.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, with Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Virgil City Cemetery, Virgil City, Mo.
Friends may call from 12 p.m., Thursday, until the time of service at Ferry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday between 6 and 7 p.m.
Those who wish to give may contribute to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.