Robert Alexander Edwards, father, son, brother and friend to many, left this world for a greater one on October 11, 2017. Alex was a man of many passions. He loved music, and if there was a guitar in the vicinity, you could bet Alex would be finger-picking and strumming it for those lucky enough to be sharing the room with him.
He loved Texas Tech University and Red Raider football. He grew up making the trip to Lubbock with his dad, Big Sam, to cheer on the Red Raiders, often for several games a season. This tradition continued as Alex spent his college days at Texas Tech and in the years following his graduation, and even when he was watching on TV, Alex was cheering on the Red Raiders as if he was on the sideline.
But, most of all, Alex loved his friends and family. Known in Midland as “Birdman” and in San Angelo and points beyond as “Easy E” for his laid-back demeanor and welcoming presence, Alex made everyone he met feel like a life-long friend. He loved spending time and making music with his brother Samuel. He loved his Mom and Dad, and especially enjoyed joining them on camping trips. He loved his only son, Wyatt, and many of his favorite days were spent fishing with him down by the river.
Alex left before his time, but he lives on through the countless lives he impacted and in the endless well of memories he gifted to those who were fortunate to have known him.
Alex is survived by his son Robert Wyatt Edwards and Wyatt’s mother, Meghan Edwards, his brother George Samuel Edwards, parents Georgia and Sam Edwards, grandparents Pud and Joe Edwards, special great uncle Robert Edwin Edwards and wife Susan, great Aunts Clare Easley and Doris Henderson. Other survivors include Aunts and Uncles: Cathy and Dick Irons, Lois Ann Crownover and Richard Ramirez, Dottie and Mark Collins, Lis and Trip Buchwald, Jennifer and Britt Edwards and Cousins: Britt Buchwald, Barrett Buchwald, Elisabeth McMullan, Haley Thomas, Luke Collins, Hannah Hines, Amanda Ramsdell, Aaron Ramsdell, Maddison Jo Edwards, Britt Edwards, Jr., Coye Irons, Grant Irons, Hailey Irons Newlin, Trent Bateman, Collin Klattenhoff and Carlee Goetz. He is also survived by his brothers from his other mother, Becky, Jordan Swiderski, Chris Swiderski and his soulmate Keith Swiderski. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Wilma Faye Crownover.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Presbyterian Chapel Mission Fund, 29 N. Oakes St., San Angelo, Texas 76901.
A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 14, 2017.