Larry Gene Edwards

November 29, 1929 ‒ September 25, 2016

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Larry Gene Edwards passed away Sunday morning, September 25, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was 86.

He was born November 29, 1929 in Shelby to parents Daniel Moore & Verda Mary (Snyder) Edwards. After he was graduated from Mansfield Senior High with the class of 1947, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy, and served on the USS Roanoke.

While going on a hay ride, a young lady named Connie Maskey caught his eye and the pair married on April 17, 1952.

Larry worked at Bender & Loudon Motor Freight, where he worked for over 25 years as a truck driver until retiring in 1981.

He was a member at VFW Post # 9943 as well as Sons of Herman. In spare time, he was an avid reader (especially enjoying a good western) and was a diehard Cleveland Indians fan. But above all Larry enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Connie Edwards of Ontario; sons Larry (Cheri) Edwards of Vallencia, CA, Brett (Cheryl) Edwards of Mansfield and Brian Edwards of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Kellye, B.J., Trisha, Blake, Bryce and Chase; and a great-granddaughter Sophie.

In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by brother Tommy Edwards and sister Mary Jane Sutter.

The Edwards family has planned to receive friends Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 3 to 4 p.m. in Mayflower Congregational Church, 548 N. McElroy Road, Mansfield 44905, where his memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Gary Wilson will officiate. Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

The family will receive flowers at the church building, and encourage contributions in Larry’s memory be made directly to Mayflower Congregational Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Larry’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at


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  • Mrs. Edwards, Brian, Brett, Larry, and extended family, I’m so sorry for your loss, and have such fond memories of Mr. Edwards. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    How fortunate Mr. Edwards was to have a good, long life full of family and friends. I’m so happy to know you were with him through his journey to the end. How he must have loved and appreciated that. We can have comfort in knowing he’s at peace. What more could we hope for?

    I wish you blessings today especially.

    Sincerely, and with love,

  • Sorry for your loss. I would like to share Jesus promise of John 5:28,29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

  • Sorry for the loss of our fellow Teamster from Local 40. Praying for comfort for all the family. George Leatherrow and Dorothy Harley