THOMASTON — Philip Edwin Edwards, 69, passed away at his home Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. He was born in Maine to the late Howard and Vivian (Hussey) Edwards Sr.

Philip is survived by his wife Gertrude “Trudie” of the home; three sons Jared and wife Melissa of Orlando, Fla., Duane and wife Christina of Portland and Stephen Smith of Freeport, Fla.; daughter Tammy Edwards of Sturbridge, Mass.; brother Howard Edwards Jr. and wife Ruth Ann of Thomaston; sister Patricia Edwards and partner Kim of Portsmouth, Va.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces.

Philip attended high school in Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Farmington. He worked for the Department of Corrections, and he was an active member in many civic organizations including the Elks, Masons, Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster and the Shriners.

Philip leaves behind a loving family and many friends that will dearly miss him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.