WESTERVILLE - Edwin "Bill" L. Edwards, age 89 of Westerville, passed away at his residence on January 23, 2019.

He was born on January 31, 1929 to the late Everett and Rosa (Sizemore) Edwards in Huntington, WV. Bill served his country in the U.S. Marines and the Army National Guard for 21 years, was a proud graduate of West Virginia University and received his Masters from Kent State University, was a devoted educator and coach at Hudson High School for 25 years, worked at Geauga Lake Amusement Park for 26 years and in 2016 inducted into the Hudson High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Millie (Miller) Edwards; children, Michael (Pam) Edwards, Debra Edwards, Sheryl (Rob) Blankenship, Jerry (Debbie) Edwards, Doug (Sarah) Edwards, Everett (Aimee) Edwards; step children, Beth George, Brian Pigott and Pam Thomas; 12 grandchildren;  7 step grandchildren;  3 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren;  brother Everett E. Edwards Jr.; sisters, Nancy Conners, Helen Edwards and Faye Guntner. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, James, Paul and Jackie Edwards; sister, Jean Lemine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hudson Athletic Department, 2386 Hudson Aurora Rd., Hudson, OH 44236. Messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.NewcomerColumbus.com  (HH, 1/30/19)