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Charles Eugene Edwards

September 1, 1958 — May 8, 2024


Graveside service for Charles Edwards will take place at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD; public visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2024 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Charles (Eddie) Eugene Edwards, a loving dad and grandpa, passed away on May 8, 2024, at the age of 65 from complications from COPD. He was born on September 1, 1958, in Anchorage, AK, and most recently resided in Casper, WY. He served in the Marine Corps from December 29, 1977, to January 28, 1982, proudly upholding the motto "Semper Fi." Eddie was a Civil Engineer by profession, having attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Eddie found joy in his work and excelled in his career. Eddie was known for his passion for building things and enjoyed his favorite TV show, M.A.S.H. In his free time, he loved to play foosball and spend time with his family. Nicknamed Eddie, he was a man who always loved to talk and engage with others. Eddie's proudest accomplishments were being a wonderful dad to his son, Chris Edwards, and daughter, Kalee Edwards, as well as a beloved grandpa to his granddaughter, Emery Edwards. He is survived by Cynthia Edwards, sister, Jim Edwards, brother and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Edwards, former wife, Karen Edwards, former mother-in-law Lorraine Klingler, and former father-in-law Boyd Klingler. Despite at times being affected by a debilitating illness, Eddie made a positive impact in his community. He founded the Marine Corps League in Gillette, helped with other charitable endeavors and volunteered at the Soup Kitchen and other places for many years. Eddie will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched. His memory will be cherished forever, and his legacy of love and dedication to family will live on through those he leaves behind. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Monday, May 13, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Black Hills National Cemetery

20901 Pleasant Valley Dr, Sturgis, SD 57785

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