Clinton Norris Edwards

February 9, 1932 ~ January 29, 2012

Mr. Clinton Norris Edwards, 79, of Jonesborough, went to be with his loving savior on January 29, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center. Clinton was a native of Mitchell County, North Carolina and had been a resident of Johnson City and Jonesborough since 1950. He was born in Mitchell County, NC on February 9, 1932 and was the son of the late Burnie N. and Sinda Miller Edwards. He was preceded in death by his first wife Bergie Peterson Edwards in October, 2005 and his brothers Wendell Edwards in November, 2006 and Floyd H. Edwards in July, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ferren Edwards of the home; two daughters, Crystal and husband Larry Campbell of Piney Flats and Kimberly and husband Bradley Craig of Johnson City; three sons, Alan and wife Becky Edwards of Johnson City, Darrell and wife Michelle Edwards of Hampton and Scotty and wife Kristy Edwards of Bristol, VA; three stepchildren, Tammy Shepard of Sulpher Springs, and Terry and Keith Ferren of Gray; brother-in-law, L.J. Peterson of Erwin; seven grandchildren, John C. Edwards of Staten Island, NY, Beth Arwood of Jonesborough, Katie Harrison, Lacey Edwards, and William Isaac Craig, all of Johnson City, and Sam and Daniel Edwards of Bristol, VA; one great granddaughter Maggie Arwood of Jonesborough; and three great grandsons, Mason Arwood of Jonesborough and Vince and Michael Edwards of Staten Island, NY. Clinton was a loyal member of the First Church of the Brethren in Johnson City for many years. He was past Distinguished President of the Optimist Club of Johnson City and a 32 year employee of ET&WNC Transportation Company and ET&WNC Railroad Company. He also retired from Bristol Tennessee School System after serving 18 years as Director of Business and Finance. His favorite hobbies were studying and researching genealogy, his grandchildren and great grandchildren, gospel singing, participating in his church and spending time with Joyce and his children and their families at their cabin on Satellite Mountain in Yancey County in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The family will receive friends, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:30-7:30, at Morris Baker Funeral Home, South Chapel. Services will be held, 7:30pm, Morris Baker Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Mr. Larry Campbell officiating. Burial will be held, Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 11am, at Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ernie Elkins, Norman Taylor, Terry McGuire, Lee Gouge, Roger Street, Dr. J. Ronald Edwards, and Sam Holden Edwards. Morris Baker Funeral Home is entrusted to the arrangements, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601

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  1. Anonymous says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss. May love fill your hearts and surround you now and always. With love, Sandy

  2. Anonymous says:

    On behalf of our family, as well as long-time friends of Clinton’s, Annabelle McCourry Garland and Ola McCourry McKinney, we send our sincere condolences to the Edwards family.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and all of Mr. Clinton’s family. We know he has gone to a much happier, better place, but he will be missed! Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you. If you need anything please know we are here. The Goodall’s Scott, Christy, JR, Levi, an Sawyer 33 sage wood

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our family has such great memories of Mr. Edwards when his grandson John was playing little league with one of our sons. Mr. Edwards was such a blessing to know. We know he will be missed, but rejoice that he has “Won the Race” and is with his Father and the Saints who have gone before him. May God bless you all especially during this time of loss. Pat and Family

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Herrell Family sends our sympathies to Joyce and Clinton’s Family.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Darrell & Michelle, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kim, we are so sorry about your Father. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. Anonymous says:

    My Condolence to the Edwards’Family.Wife:Ms.Joyce,who I met at Dialysis Center and Son:Darrell,who is my classmate. “He always replied “Hello-Mr.McKinney” GOD take Care of Him and His Family In Christ Name: AMEN Love and Prayers,Charles E.McKinney

  9. Anonymous says:

    Crystal, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I know you will miss him, but I hope you find comfront in knowing that he is in a much better place, and will no longer be sick,and feeling so much no pain. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family. Please know that I am here if you need anything. God Bless you all ! Kandi

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hello, this is Charlie from Dialysis. Hope this time finds warmth in your Heart. It has been a year since Clinton was called home. Let the Angels Fly around us. "For God is Good, All The Time"

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