Roy Lee Edwards, 1956-2020


Roy Lee Edwards, 63, of Winnsboro died on Friday, May 15, 2020. Born Monday, July 9, 1956 in Lamesa, he was the son of John Edwards Jr. “Rusty” and Belle McGary Edwards of Winnsboro. He was the husband of Janet Gail Wall of Winnsboro. They were united in marriage on April 23, 1983 and were married 37 years. Roy loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family camping and 4-wheeling.

He is survived by his wife; his mother; his children, Shannan Downes and husband Archie of Harrison, Ark., Sandy Underdown and husband Tony of Alpena, Ark., Christina Voyles and husband Johnny of Winnsboro and Cody Edwards and his wife Ashley of Winnsboro; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren with one due in September; siblings, Barbara Long of Madisonville, Johnny Edwards of Brashear, Ronnie Edwards of Yantis, James Edwards of Sulphur Springs, Katherine Wall of Como and John Edwards III of Winnsboro; mother-in-law, Billie Cooper and husband John of Sulphur Springs; brothers-in-law, Brent Wall of Winnsboro and Jonathon Cooper of Sulphur Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and his father-in-law, A.B. Wall. 

Visitation was held on Wednesday May 20, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. with a graveside following at 11:30 a.m. at Shady Grove Cemetery.