GEORGETOWN, TEXAS - Dean A. Edwards, local entrepreneur and 35 year resident of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 with his family by his side. Dean battled cancer for six years before complications took him.
Dean was loving, funny, smart, stubborn, and gruff at times but when it came to his family and friends, he would do anything for them. He was loved and respected by people around the world.
Dean was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England to Pamela Ruby Arnold and Dean D. Edwards. He was the oldest of five siblings and was raised in Bangor, Maine. Dean met Martha Ann Kautz in 1971, married in 1973, enlisted in the U.S. Army, and his son Dean, was born the same day that he graduated from basic training. Dean was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas where daughter Erica Ann was born. Shortly after Dean was sent to Korea. It was during this time that families were not sponsored, however after three months of being apart, Martha traveled to Korea with 6 month old Erica and 2 1/2 year old Dean.
Next Dean was stationed at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, his final station. Upon leaving the military, he started his life of entrepreneurship, moving to Corpus Christi, Texas buying a semi-truck and becoming an independent trucker for 15 years. He moved his young family to Georgetown, Texas so he would see them more often. In 1981 he started Edwards Woodshavings and Compost until he fulfilled his dream of owning his own motorcycle shop. Hog Alley opened in 1993 and still ran by his family. His next dream, Hardtails Bar and Grill opened 2009.
Dean is survived by wife, Martha Ann Edwards; son, Dean F. Edwards and wife Sandy; daughter, Erica Ann and fiancé Tony Reyes; three grandchildren, Olivia Rose, Victoria Montana and Dean Lars; siblings, Lee Edwards of Georgetown, Texas, Michael Edwards of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Janis Manning of Hampden, Maine and Paul Edwards of Bangor, Maine; his favorite mother-in-law, Martha Shannon of Inglis, Florida; and his many in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Dean we love you, wanted you to stay longer, but our Lord wanted you more.
The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. A service to celebrate Dean's life will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. in the chapel of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com