Dwight Edwards

WARRENTON — Dwight L Edwards died Oct. 12, 2020, at 80 years of age, in Warrenton, Oregon. He was a resident of Long Beach, Washington for 39 years. He was born in Payette, Idaho on Oct. 28, 1939, to Sterling and Pauline Edwards (Dine), on the same day as his twin brother, Dwayne.

Dwight is preceded in death by his parents along with his siblings Dwayne, Bill, Curly, Marti, Ethel, Eunice and Shirley. He is survived by a brother, Floyd Edwards and sister, Dorthea Oar.

Dad was blessed to have supportive siblings who rallied together after the death of his father when he was 12 years old. After finishing high school in Sweet Home, Oregon, Dwight served in the Navy four years as an electronic technician, working with the aviation communication between the ship and aircraft.

After his time in the Navy, on April 25, 1964, Dwight married Margeritte McCall (Webb), who survives along with two sons, Gordon Jr., and wife Becky Edwards of Long Beach, Washington and Paul and wife Diana Edwards of Vancouver, Washington; along with six grandkids, nine great-grandkids.

He really enjoyed framing houses, fishing, gardening and playing guitar from time to time. He loved his family and his pets.

Dwight was a deeply spiritual man. He loved Jehovah God, and he recognized that all those who exercise faith in Jesus Christ would not be disappointed. He enjoyed talking to all who would listen about the wonderful message of God’s word. He loved serving God with fellow Christians at the Long Beach Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, his spiritual family.

His recent decline in health led him and Margie to relocate to Warrenton, Oregon where they have been pampered by Billy and Andrea McCall during Dwight’s final days. He never lost his kindness and his sense of humor toward others. At his request no public services will be held, the family will have a private service.

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Tammy Hendrix

Uncle Dwight was special. When I was going to college to become a secretary, he'd tell me I wouldn't be successful because bosses want a secretary they can chase around the desk. I proved him wrong and have been a legal secretary for over 30 years. I also enjoyed discussing the Bible with him. We had pretty opposing views, but it was always discussed carefully and in fun and we'd leave laughing. I was so happy to see him and Aunt Marge the last time we had a family get together before I and my husband moved to Kansas. I had been wanting to drive out to visit them because they'd been on my mind! I love my aunts and uncles. They made my growing up years ripe with memories. Families don't congregate together much anymore but those were good days with family!

Paul Edwards

For those who had the privilege of meeting my dad, The person you saw was exactly who he was. He didn’t pretend to be somebody he was not. He appreciated that God is not partial and as a result he embraced that disposition himself. Although being a godly man, he was not self-righteous. He loved living in Long Beach, especially being in the company of others who shared his love for Jehovah God. I had the pleasure of being raised by a father who was always trying to find a way to help others. He was very good to his daughter-in-law‘s and grandkids and he loved his neighbor as himself. He was very good to my mom, he loved her to the end. His last words was to his wife “ I love you mom “........ my dad yes I’m proud to say he was my dad.

Jewelskirby

I love you grandpa. I will always love you. You’re one of my most favorite people in this world. The memories I hold in my heart will stay with me forever. I miss your beautiful sparkly blue eyes. We will see you soon. Love you grandpa.

Lance Edwards

My Grandpa Edwards. I’m going to miss this man forever... He taught me a lot growing up, and loved his family unconditionally. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him, knew they were in the presence of a god fearing, gentle loving man with a good sense of humor, and a contagious laugh!

I’m proud to be his grandchild. Thank you Grandpa for everything you did for our family and community.

Till we meet again...

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