Douglas Edwin “Dee” Edwards III, 1955-2016

Dee Edwards

Dee Edwards

The Rev. Douglas “Dee” Edwin Edwards III, 60, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in North Little Rock.

Dee was born on Jan. 8, 1955 in Starkville, Miss. He graduated from Northeast High in 1973, Hendrix College in 1977, and completed his master of divinity at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in 1984. He married Jan in 1980. “Brother Dee” served as a United Methodist pastor from 1978 to 2010.

He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Jan Tisdale Edwards of Gillett; daughters Elizabeth (Chuck) of Fayetteville and Sara (Chris) of Maumelle, granddaughters Claire and Caroline; a brother, Jim (Elaine); and nieces Jamie (Matt) and Emily of North Little Rock.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Clara Dunning Edwards of North Little Rock.

The memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 9 at First United Methodist Church North Little Rock, with the Revs. Dede Roberts, Will Choate and Mark Norman officiating. Memorial gifts may be given to Gillett UMC, DeLuce/Prairie Union UMC, the Academy for Spiritual Formation or the University of Arkansas Wesley Foundation.