David Edwards

David G. Edwards Esq., 54, of California, MO, died in an accident on Monday, March 26, 2007 near his home. Born July 18, 1952 in Keokuk, Iowa a son of Raymond Clifford and Lottie Jo McClain Edwards. He attended school in Kahoka, MO, Brookfield, MO, and was a 1970 graduate of Slater, MO High School. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in English in 1974, and was a graduate and benefactor of the University of Missouri Law School in 1983. David practiced law throughout central Missouri over the past 22 years, and had served as assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. A veteran of the United States Navy he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander while serving as a frogman performing underwater demolition and salvage. He is survived by two brothers, his twin Dennis Edwards and Danny Edwards, and one son, Alexander Edwards. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Missouri School of Law.


  1. Edgar Murphy on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Your family’s friendship remains among my most treasured memories of our teen years in Brookfield. I am very sorry for your loss.

  2. Sarah Mertens on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    I had not seen or talked to David in many years, but he impacted my life significantly. He was an amazingly intelligent man with a lot to give. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Alex.

  3. Dan Green on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    I practiced law with David in Jefferson City for 16 years. He was a great lawyer, a good man, and someone that had my respect both personally and professionally. In many respects, Dave did what we all thought we went to law school to do, aid those who could not aid themselves. He will be missed by all.

  4. Marilyn (Pycke) Bullock on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Please except My Sympthany on the Passing of David. He was a Great Guy and was taken away to soon. My Prayers are with you.

  5. Cindy ODell Tyler on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Dennis, Danny and family, I remember David from high school in Brookfield and I lived in Marceline. If there was ever a person that could always make me laugh no matter what it was David. I loved him alot and will deeply miss his presence on this earth. May he rest in peace.

  6. Janice Roush on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    I loved David. I hope he finds peace.

  7. Daniel Dodson on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    From meeting David as an opponent in a case almost twenty years ago, to sharing beers with our mutual friend Louie and being office mates at two separate times, I have known him as one of the sharpest minds in the law business. He was loyal and generous to those he cared for, fiercely partisan on behalf of the underdog, and as quick-witted as anyone I have ever known. My sympathy goes out to Alex, the son of whom he was so proud, to Liz, and to all his family and friends. Many will miss him.

  8. Mary Joe Smith on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    David was a friend. We served together as Assistant Attorneys General. In fact, David’s office was next to mine. I will miss him. He was a good guy.

  9. Steve and Denice Ash and Family on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    We were roomates in college and part of the infamous 1011 Rangeline gang. Dave was a great attorney and helped myself and my children in some very difficult situations. I will always remember Dave’s humor and insight into political issues. My only regret is – I wish I would have spent more time with Dave. My family and I send our condolences.

  10. Vicky PageHarris on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Dennis, Debbie and family .
    I have fond memories of David while he was in Slater ….I will be praying for ALL of you at this great time of sorrow …Vicky

  11. Beth on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    Alex & Aunt Donna – Wish I could have gotten to MO to see you. I’ll be thinking of you. I love you both

  12. Columbia Second Chance on January 1, 1900 at 12:00 am

    David was so generous in providing services to Columbia Second Chance Animal Rescue. We are eternally grateful for his assistance.

  13. David W. Reid on December 6, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I still think of Dave regularly because he was such an unforgettable friend. We had some surprisingly rich online conversations about career choices, personal choices and ultimate beliefs for about a year until his untimely death.

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