Richard Dale Edwards, 62, Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at his home.
He was born in Chanute on Dec. 1, 1948, the son of Lloyd Dale and Betty O’Brien Edwards. He attended school in Chanute.
Richard worked for Santa Fe Railroad and also was known as the “ Hot Dog Man” in Shreveport, La., where he had stands for 16 years.
He also served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1967 to 1969 where he was honored with a purple heart and two bronze stars.
He is survived by his companion, Jennifer Blunt, of the home.
He was united in marriage to Kathy Sloan Thompson, they later divorced.
He is also survived by two sons, Troy Edwards, Bartlesville, Okla., and Travis Edwards, Edmond, Okla.; stepchildren, Tabitha Blunt, Chanute, and Jonathan Blunt, Chanute; four grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Lilly, Pruett Edwards; his mother, Betty; one sister, Barbara Harris and her husband, Larry, Wellsville; and one brother, Steven Edwards; along with his beloved pet Mr. Wilson.
A graveside service will take place 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute.
Memorials in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans or the American Legion and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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