Kenneth Lee Edwards

With joy for him, but sorrow at the loss of his earthly presence, the family of Kenneth Lee Edwards announces his passing from this earth, into the arms of Jesus. Joining his beloved wife Pansy who preceded him in death only a few months ago, he took his final breath on this earth on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and stepped into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Kenneth will be most lovingly remembered by his children: son Wendall (Margaret) of Charleston, SC; daughter Terrie (Dan) Zeller of Simpsonville, SC; son David (Janice) of Columbia, SC; and son Matt (Kelly) of Kansas City, MO. He is also remembered by 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Coral and Tennessee, and his siblings, Mitchell, Forrest, George, and Palmer.

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon, October 13, at 2:00 pm, at Cannon Funeral Home in Fountain Inn, SC. Burial will follow in Cannon Memorial Park. The service will be led by Dr. William McCauley, and Pastor Jeffrey Rush of their home church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.

The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 pm prior to the service.

Kenneth Lee Edwards was born in Paducah, KY, on March 23, 1936. When he was just two years old, his mother heard that a new baby had been born just down the street and took little Kenneth to see her. That baby girl was Pansy Carolyn Downing, and 18 years later, Kenneth and Pansy would be married.

Ken and Pansy lived and raised their family of four children in Paducah, where they built several houses together. In 1976, they moved to Fountain Inn, SC, so their children could attend Christian school. It was there that they built their last home, where they resided for over 40 years.

For most of his career, Kenneth worked as a salesman for several different roofing companies, and later in life as a salesman at a local builder’s supply store. Having built eight houses himself, he was always a reliable resource to local construction workers.

Kenneth loved golf, having learned the game from his brother Forrest many years before. He was also an avid cyclist, riding with Pansy and his son Matt for countless miles in the surrounding counties. He also loved baseball, and served as a manager for two little league teams in Kentucky for over eight years.

Kenneth was a great supporter of his children’s activities, musical and otherwise. He would drive as far as necessary if there was some event that his children needed to attend.

Kenneth and Pansy were members of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville since the early 1990’s, and together managed and expanded a thriving sermon tape ministry, ultimately sending tens of thousands of tapes to missionaries and others around the world.

Kenneth will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and gentle soul, with a quick smile, and a good laugh, and as one who wanted to serve others and his Savior.

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