Charles Richard Edwards

Charles Richard Edwards

Charles Richard Edwards

Cedar Rapids

Charles Richard Edwards was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Gordon and Camille Smith Edwards on Jan. 24, 1941. Just after his 82nd birthday, he passed away at home on Feb. 3, 2023. Charles lived a very adventurous and creative life. Yet, he never moved from his hometown. He was Charles to his wife, Chuck to some, Boppa to grandkids, and Dickie to his sisters and childhood friends.

He is survived by his sisters, Sheryl Prosser and Sally Hendrickson; his wife of 37 years, Lora Lea Hancock Edwards; daughter, Lisa Ann Edwards; stepchildren, Alyssa and Travis Kupka; grandchildren, Samantha Sorenson and Hank Kisling, Kylie, Ethan, and Cody Kupka; and great-granddaughter, Harper.

Celebration of Life events will be on Feb. 25 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, located at 1340 Third Ave. SE with parking on the Second Avenue side. A visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The Service starts at 2 p.m. and is followed by refreshments and treats, laughter, and memories.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s U. Methodist Church Foundation Youth Fund.

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