Carl was born in Brownfield, Texas to James Cecil and Eula Edwards on December 11, 1933. He was a lifelong resident of Roswell and Southeastern New Mexico. He married his wife, Eunice, on February 5, 1976. She preceded him in death on December 20, 2013.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil and Eula Edwards; his brother Glen Edwards; and his three sisters Doris, Geneva, and Illa Mae. His first wife Barbara Jean and his son Don Edwards also preceded him in death.
Carl is survived by two sons: Dennis Edwards and his wife Martha of Prescott Valley, Arizona and Robert Jones and his wife Sarah of Clearwater, Kansas; two daughters, Janice Jones of Austin, Texas and Karen Duke of Denton, Texas; grandchildren: Stephanie, Austin, Jerimiah, Gabe, Frank, Michelle, Gabriel, Sandra, Rise, Aisha, Amanda, Jessica, and Grace; 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Carl retired from ENMU in Roswell, N.M. He also became a member of the PGA in 1964 and went on to serve as assistant club pro at Roswell Country Club, head club pro at Lovington Country Club and later head club pro at Roswell Municipal Golf Course.
He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles serving as a long time board member and as president.
Carl loved to hunt, fish and spend as much time outdoors as possible. He was a loving and caring husband, father, Papaw and friend.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project at woundedwarriorsproject.org
Condolences may be made online at sunrisefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, AZ.