Phillip M. Edwards, 74, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 2:37 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at his residence in Montpelier, IN. He was born on Saturday, November 16, 1940, in Gas City, IN. He married Mattie L. (Shepherd) Edwards on Saturday, December 27, 1980. Phillip graduated from Van Buren High School. He entered the U.S. Army where he furthered his education in Engineering. He worked at Owens- Illinois in Marion, and retired from the Indiana State Highway. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors, and especially liked John Deere. He had recently finished a Super MTA International. Phillip enjoyed auctions, and camping with friends. He was a member of Wheels of Yester Years, Tri-State Gas and engine, and Warren Area Antique Tractor Club, Inc.
Loving Survivors Include: Wife - Mattie L. (Shepherd) Edwards, Montpelier, IN., Son - Andy (Wife, Vanessa) Edwards, Huntington , IN., Daughters - Lisa Edwards, Fort Wayne, IN, and Lora Edwards, Fort Wayne, IN., Step Son - Tony (Wife, Mary) Nichelson, Monroeville, IN., Step Daughter - Mallie (Husband, Robert) Sparks, Warren, IN., Brother - Jack (Wife, Jackie) Edwards, Marion, IN., Sister - Judy (Husband, Russell) Westfall, Landess, IN.,Grandsons - Tyson Nichelson, Travis Nichelson, Dathen Strine, Murphy Sparks, Granddaughters - Brandy Tibbs, Heidi Strobel, Jennifer Clark, Alicia Sparks, and 17 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his Father - Marion C. Edwards, Mother – Beatrice E. (Graves) Edwards,
Step Son - Steven Nichelson, Brother - Richard Edwards, and Brother - Robert Edwards.
Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home 109 W Windsor St Montpelier on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to service.
A service to celebrate Phillip’s life will be at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 31, 2015 with the Rev. Dewey Zent officiating.
Preferred memorials: Warren Area Antique Tractor Club Inc.
Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com