Linda, i am writing for my mom and dad, Don and Sally York. Oh, how don was loved by the Yorks. My childhood memories bring back so many times with the fearsome foursome and I know my dad is so happy to have him in heaven. I am sorry for your loss. My mom, Sally, is living in Houston in a small home. She is 100 years old and 2 months. She i know longs to be in heaven with all of her friends and dad. May you be blessed with so many wonderful memories. Please tell all of the kids hello from Cheri and I. We loved him.. Jane York Dillingham.
My wife Marilyn has a plaque on which is written, "Friends are how God takes care of us". Don was certainly one of those. He inspired me when I was a young assistant manager and he encouraged and guided me when I succeeded him in the Corpus Christi General Office. Don did not believe in kind management, he practiced honest management, always calling out the best his associates had to give. As a result he resurrected and built one of the greatest life insurance agencies in the nation.Don't believe though for a moment he was all business. He was funny, fun-loving and and joy to be around.Don, if you were still here I would tell you that you will be forever in the personal Halls of Fame in the memories of so many of us who had the good fortune to have been your friend.You were a blessing to us all. Thank you.Lyle and Marilyn Paul
How very much we enjoyed listening to Don's stories. We loved the fellowship with him whether in our home or when he and Linda would graciously invite us to theirs. Our children have so many memories and sayings of Don's. He was so patient with the kids. Teaching them about all the things he kept in his home office. He wanted them to take away a little piece of wisdom each time....and they did. Don truly was a very kind and generous man. We loved his gentle spirit. He, Linda, and Bradley are so much a part of our family. We pray for God's peace and strength in the many days to come. Love,Russell, Annette, Andrew, Aaron (Amos), and Abigail
What a beautiful service for a wonderful man and family! Linda & Bradley, and all the kids, please know you are in thoughts and prayers during this time. I always enjoyed Don's "Edwardisms" and the great stories he told. His faith and love for family and God were shown through his life and the service. He is a great example of someone to follow. If there is anything I can do, please feel free to let me know.John
To Linda and the family of Don Edwards. Donnie & I extend our most heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you May the GOD OF ALL COMFORT, comfort you now and in the days ahead. The nights are long but the SON brings hope, peace and JOY. We weep and REJOICE with you for another child of God has been called hoe to be with the FATHER. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you move through this grieving process in your own way. God bless you and keep you and give you PEACE.
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On January 6, 1964 I embarked on a new career and started a new relationship with the man who hired and trained me. It seems remarkable that you would develop a friendship that would last all these years with someone who essentially started as your boss. Aleene and I have so many memories with Don in thebusiness arena as well as the personal visits in the home. We wish we could be there in person to see the "Kids" again as well as you, Linda. God bless you all. Carl and Aleene Browning
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and Bradly and trusting the Lord heals your hurt and bring you peace. With deepest sympathy. Todd,Lena,Cameron and Annie Davis
Sending condolences to the family in the passing of Mr. Edwards. Thoughts and prayers for each of you. Love through Christ, Roy & Kathy Mourot
Dear friend Don was a sweet man I enjoyed visiting with at church. You have a special place in my heart.I could be there in body but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
As we have said many times over the past fifty years, thank God and Don Edwards!! We are forever grateful for our many blessings both personnel and professional. We love you Don, and lived by many of your “isms”, as did our children! The 90% one is extra special!! You are forever in our hearts. Mike and Janie Reeves
Linda, our condolences to you and your family. Don and I have some commonality. We were both Professional Boy Scout Executives and we were both career agents for New York Life Insurance Company. He always had a kind word and always was interested in what was happening with me and my family. He will be truly missed but what a gift God gave us in the life of Don Edwards.
My Sweet, Loving, Friend. I am so sorry of Don’s passing. I know you will miss him tremendously but just be at peace by remembering all the special memories you made together. Love you and here for you always . ❤️
Edards has been in my life for over 50 plus years n I don’t hesitate to say as long as I live Don will be remembered and lived. Don was the last one of a group of four men who were known as the fearsome foursome and they were!! Although the other three were gone Don never lost contact with those of us left behind. Each year on the anniversary of my husbands death I would receive a letter or call from Edards and my husband has been gone for 41 years. What a testament to a man whose life was well lived. I will miss Don so much.
My Dear Neighbor I so enjoyed our stories in the driveway...I will always think of you and smile as I walk to the mailbox knowing how you enjoyed daily mail. Thanks for the laughs Don! Terry and Cathey Thomason
I was saddened to hear of Don’s passing, Linda. You and family have been in my thoughts and prayers. May you find the comfort and peace needed to carry you through this time of loss. Sorry that the pandemic will keep us from attending Don’s service. Please know that your loved ones will be there in spirit. God bless you.
Thank you, Linda, for letting me know today of Don's passing. Don has always been the cousin I knew best, the one we always spent Christmas and Thanksgiving together with as Edwards' family in Topeka until my family moved to Indiana when I was ten. I remember the lavish dinners we had at those family events. Those were the times I cherish as experiencing my broader family. I have so much appreciated his and your keeping in touch during the last few years especially and will miss the annual picture. Although I have never met you, Linda, I feel as if I had. I appreciate so much the happy marriage you have shared and your kindness to me. May God bless you and all your family in this time of grief and loss.Love, Fern
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.