John Edwards

Shipman | Saturday, May 8 2021 |

John Calvin Edwards, 85, of Shipman, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home.

He was born September 27, 1935, in Modesto, to the late John Robert and Helen (Bettis) Edwards.

On August 2, 1956, John married Sue Stanton in Medora. She survives. Together the have two children, Betty Lou Edwards of Litchfield and Calvin “Dale” (Becky) Edwards of Shipman. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Shayne (Michelle) Edwards, Blake (Kayla Jett) Edwards, Haley (Alex Silvester) Edwards; three great grandchildren, with the fourth due in October; and one sister Karen Gonzales.

John owned Edwards Excavating, and was a well-respected heavy equipment operator locally for the last 50 years. He also founded Southwestern Archery, which is now a 3rd generation family business.

John was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation, the Macoupin Co. Whitetails, the Quail Federation, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant grandchild and his siblings, Paul Edwards and Peggy Suhling.

Cremation rites have been accorded and entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Southwestern Archery from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials in John’s name may be made to his family to be used for the education of his great grandchildren.

Online guestbook and condolences may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Anderson Family Funeral Home

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