David Leonidas Edwards, age 97, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 2, 2021. He was born August 21, 1923 in New Market, Tennessee. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church. He was also a 50-year member of Bright Hope Lodge #557, Free and Accepted Masons of Knoxville, Tennessee. David was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Sophia Pratt; his son-in-law, Rob B. Smith; his parents, C.O. and Mary Sue Edwards; his brother, Charles Edwards; his sister, Mary Francis Edwards Jones; and his sister-in-law, Lillian Edwards. He is survived by his brother, James E. Edwards; daughters, Constance R. Sevedge and Dava D. Smith; his son-in-law, Barry Sevedge; his grandchildren, Jennie, Daniel, and Brandon; and his great grandchildren, Addie, Jack, Oliver, and Koen. Condolences and memories may be shared through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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