Cullen John Edwards, Sr.
Mr. Cullen John Edwards, Sr., age 84, of New Castle, DE, died on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Christiana Hospital. A native Delawarean, Mr. Edwards was born in Wilmington on September 6, 1925, son of the late John R. Edwards and Lena O. Passwater Edwards. He was a proud member of the US Army infantry during World War II and was honored with the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in service of his country. In civilian life, he was employed as a roofer for the former James B. Cullen Company in Wilmington until his retirement. Mr. Edwards remained active in veterans groups throughout his life, including American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro and the Disabled American Veterans. He was also a Life Member of the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company with 55 years of service. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marguerite Helen Griffith Edwards; children, Constance M. Thompson of Parrish, FL; Roxanne Edwards of Newark, DE; and Cullen J. Edwards, Jr. (Diane) of Elkton, MD; brother, Clifford H. Edwards; sister, Barbara Jean Reed; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a great great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John R. Edwards, Jr., and a grandson, Scott Thompson. Services and interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720. To sign guest book, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213