Obituary of Charles William Edwards
Charles William “Bill” Edwards, 85, of Sunnyvale, CA, passed away the evening of Saturday, October 5, 2019 after complications from emergency surgery. His son was by his side as he passed peacefully.
Bill was born on September 17, 1934 in Pueblo, Colorado. He was the only child of John William Edwards and Edith Moore. There he attended Central High with childhood best friends Marv Strait and Eddie Altman, who remained friends until his passing. Marv described him as the smartest student of the graduating class. Bill then attended Arizona State University where he graduated with a degree in physics in 1957. He was immediately hired by Lockheed where he had a distinguished 62 year career that lasted the rest of his life.
Outside of work, Bill was an avid San Francisco 49er fan, holding season tickets for over 25 years. He was also a part time resident of Reno, NV where he was an annual participant of Hot August Nights in one of his classic cars.
Bill is survived by his two sons, Bryce Edwards (and wife Michelle Tran) of Sunnyvale and Courtland “Curt” Edwards of Milpitas, and granddaughter Emma Edwards. He was preceded in death by parents John Edwards and Edith Drake, and daughter Stacy Edwards.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15th from 1:00 to 3:45 at Spangler Mortuary Sunnyvale Chapel, 174 N Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale. Memorial service will begin at 4:00, with reception to follow.
Interment will be held Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30 at Alta Mesa Memorial Cemetery, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity in Bill’s memory.To plant a tree in memory of Charles Edwards, please visit Tribute Store
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