Richard T. Edwards Jr.

Richard T. Edwards Jr., 57, of Joplin, Mo., died at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Edwards was born on June 25, 1963, in Carthage, Mo., the son of Richard T. and Mary Yates Edwards Sr.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa (Dunning) Edwards of Joplin, Mo.; his father, Richard T. Edwards Sr. of Joplin, Mo.; his mother, Mary Parks of Carthage, Mo.; children Wesley Eaves of Cape Girardeau, Chelsie Eaves of Marion and Olivia Edwards of Anna; brothers Shane Rosario of Webb City, Mo., and Kevin Edwards of Hawaii; a sister, Andrea Davis of Florida; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday, March 5, at Jones Funeral Home in Tamms. Interment will follow in McCrite Cemetery in Tamms.

To sign the online guestbook, visit

Jones Funeral Home Tamms was in charge of arrangements.

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