Billy Joe “Papaw” Edmonds Sr., 85, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nancy Edmonds; infant daughter, Lucy Jane; brothers, Melvin, Junior, Paul and Frankie; sisters, Agnes Moody and Mary Lou Edmonds; and grandson, Joseph Bowling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia; sons, Joe (Gail), Kenny (Samantha) and Wayne (Robin); daughters, Sue (BB) Bishop, Karen (Darrell) Turley and Marie Bowling; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, James Edmonds; several nieces and nephews; and special niece, Brenda Jean Trent.

The family expresses a special thank you to Suncrest Home Health, Suncrest Hospice and Grainger Co. EMS.

Friends may pay their respects 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 7 at Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City. Graveside interment services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8 in Indian Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Stevie Williams and Rev. Henry Greer officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason, Jut, Adam, Dustin, Trey and Elijah.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home.

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