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Wayne Edwards

January 28, 1945 — December 2, 2022

Waco, Texas

Wayne Edwards, 77, of Waco, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Providence Hospice Place. His family was able to be by his side in his final days. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Waco. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at DaySpring Baptist Church in Waco with Rev. Eric Howell officiating. Burial will follow at Riesel Cemetery.

Wayne was born in Washington, D.C., on January 28, 1945, to Robert and Edna Edwards. Growing up, Wayne enjoyed spending time at the farm with his grandfather, singing, playing guitar and playing baseball. He served in the U.S. Capitol as a page as a young person and made many memories traveling around the country with his family.

Wayne came to Waco to attend Baylor University in 1963 where he majored in political science and was a member of Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity. It was during this time he met his beloved wife, Sharon Brown. They were married December 23, 1966, at Alice Avenue Baptist Church in Waco. Wayne and Sharon were blessed with three children: Anna, Sara, and Joel.

Wayne worked as a history teacher and purchasing manager. He enjoyed teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. His favorite way to spend time was with his family camping, boating, singing, playing the piano, organ, and trumpet, and attending symphonies, choir concerts, and musicals. He liked history, and collected old coins and historical printed media. He also enjoyed working with model trains and going to museums, parades, and air shows. After he retired, he and Sharon enjoyed spending time having adventures with their grandchildren.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, and his parents, Robert and Edna Edwards. He is survived by his daughter Anna Henderson and husband Terry; daughter Sara Trim and husband Jacob; son Joel Edwards and wife Rebecca. He is also survived by grandchildren James Henderson, Cassidy Trim, Ella Edwards, Jack Edwards, and Lucy Edwards; brother Lowell Edwards and wife Diana; sister-in-law DeiAnna Casiano; brother-in-law Russell Brown and wife Mary Beth; nieces Lisa Grimm, Christen Kimmitt, Chelsea Walter, Makayla Brown, and Kimberly Dickens; and nephews Daniel Dickens, Nate Edwards, and Rob Edwards.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Healthcare of Texas, Providence Hospice, and Providence Hospice Place nurses and staff for their kindness and care over the past several days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Community Healthcare of Texas, Providence Hospice Place.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 6, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

DaySpring Baptist Church (Waco)

7900 Renewal Way, Waco, TX 76712

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Riesel Cemetery

Highway 6, Riesel, TX

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