John Nelson Edwards, 65, loved the great outdoors

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John Nelson Edwards
John Nelson Edwards

John Nelson Edwards, 65, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017.

He was predeceased by his wife, Sheri Edwards; mother, Bertha Sherbine and father, John Norman Edwards.

John worked as a bridge controller for U.S. Air Force. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received the rank of sergeant first class (E-7) with 20 years of service. He loved to be outdoors and loved all of his babies.

John is survived by his son, Chris Edwards; daughters, Melanie Foister (Joe), Teena Hagerty, Jenni Taylor (Javis) and Bobbi Jo Stevens (John); grandchildren, Caitlynn, Donovan, Toby, Dakota, Shyla, Khali, Javis Jr. and Addie; great-grandchildren, Rosie, A.J. and Jenesis; brothers, Eddie and Jeff (Cathy); and sister, Jeannie.

A service will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to DAV. Online condolences may be offered at nelsencares.com.