obit-edwardsErnest J. Edwards, 91, of Coralville, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 4, 2016, of heart failure.

He was buried at Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Hendersonville, Tennessee, next to his wife, Shirley.

Ernie was born May 6, 1925, in Evanston, Wyoming, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Ernie enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 18 years old and served 20 years as a Navy hospital corpsman.

After Navy life, Ernie and his family stayed in California and later moved to Idyllwild where they owned Edwards Village Realty. He and Shirley moved to Gallatin, Tennessee, in 2002 and in 2010, Ernie moved to Coralville, Iowa, to be near family.

Ernie is survived by his three daughters, Talia Adar, Gale (Gary) Dykes and Lynn Young, as well as a grandson, Brandon Young. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Carey Edwards.