Posted: Wed 9:59 AM, Nov 13, 2013
Funeral Home: Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg
William Larry Edwards, 73, of Parkersburg, passed away November 12, 2013, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, OH as a result of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
Larry was born in Charleston, West Virginia on October 4, 1940, to the late Louise Johnson Edwards and William Adrian Edwards.
Larry was a teacher and administrator for 39 years and an athletic coach for 48 years. The majority of those years were spent as the boys' basketball coach at Parkersburg South High School from 1976-1994 and the assistant girls' basketball coach from 1995-2013.
Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Sellers Edwards; a son, William Scott Edwards of Kennewick, Washington; a daughter, Elizabeth Edwards of Sacramento, California; three grandchildren, Cameron Scott Edwards, William Garrett Edwards, and Robert James of Kennewick, Washington; and his brother, Donald Edwards of Elkview, West Virginia.
Larry lived his life as a man of faith, with the services being held at Fairlawn Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 14. Visitation will be from 4pm - 7 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Private graveside services will be held Friday 10am for family.
Memorial donations can be made to the Parkersburg South Girls' Basketball Program.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetparkersburg.com. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements.