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January 03, 2022


John A. "Butch" Edwards, Jr.

June 29, 1941 - December 31, 2021

John A. "Butch" Edwards, Jr., age 80 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away peacefully Friday night December 31, 2021 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was retired after a 40 year career working off-shore and inland in the petroleum industry. Butch was a tool-pusher for Nabors Drilling before retiring. He was a member of Clifton Baptist Church that deeply loved his church and church family. He loved fishing, hunting and being in the outdoors. Butch was constantly on the go, working in his yard and just staying busy, even in his later years. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished the time spent with his family.

Survived by: Wife of 58 years: Betty Breaux Edwards of Franklinton; Daughter and Son in law: Carla and Louie LeBreton of Covington; Son and Daughter in law: Todd and Tiffany Edwards of Franklinton; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Miranda and Evan Smith, Chelsea and Brian Barber, Jaron and Hayden Edwards, Mason Edwards, Braden Edwards; 4 Great-grandchildren: Grason Smith, Bryce Barber, Madison Barber, Anna Kate Smith; Brother and Sister in law: Bruce and Violonie Edwards of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Patty Sue and Micky King of Franklinton; Sister in law: Glenda Edwards; Also numerous brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents John A. Edwards, Sr. and Ruby Sullivan Edwards, brother Rusty Edwards, an infant grandchild, nephew Mack King, father in law and mother in law Junius and Leonise Breaux, brothers in law Gerald “Buzz” Breaux, Bart Brown.

Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday January 4th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Tony Hicks and his nephew Rev. Pat King officiating. Burial will follow in the Hays Creek Southern Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jaron Edwards, Braden Edwards, Evan Smith, Louis LeBreton, Raymond Breaux, Mike Spears

Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Bankston, Skeeter Edwards and his beloved Sunday School class at Clifton Baptist Church.

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