Dr. A.C. (Tony) Edwards

Dr. Alva Clyde (A.C.) Edwards, 89, of Gladstone, Missouri passed away peacefully February 26, 2017, at his home. Memorial service at 1:00PM, Friday, March 3, 2016 at Avondale United Methodist Church where visitation will begin at noon. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to ALS Association P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022; Kansas City Hospice, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114; or Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Road, Kansas City, MO 64117.

A.C. was born June 17, 1927, in Hamilton, Missouri, to Clyde and Vivian (Wilson) Edwards. A.C. was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. He married June Dorrel, his high school sweetheart, September 5, 1947, in Hamilton, Missouri. He graduated with his DDS from the University of Kansas City in 1962 and built a thriving dental practice in Gladstone. He retired from the Army Reserves  as a Lt. Colonel. He served in the Missouri Dental Association in many positions, including President. A.C. had many interests including Boy Scout leader, avid golfer, farmer, traveler, bridge player, and devoted family man.

Survivors include his wife, of 69 years, June Edwards, children; Gail Watkins, Eric Edwards, and Gwen Edwards, grandchildren; Jenny (Mike) Pennycook, Kelli Watkins-Turley, John Edwards, and Jon Watkins, great-grandchildren; Ace David Turley, and Alexa June Pennycook, and many beloved extended family members.


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  2. Ralph E. Kassner on March 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I will never forget how kind and a life long friend A C was for my mother Kathryn Reid Kassner. He was always gracious to us. Ralph E. Kassner

  3. David Jaeger on July 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I would not be the dentist I am today, without his guidance. Heaven received a great example of who we should all strive to follow in moralistic values.

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