Allen Edwards, 59 of Bismarck, formerly of Arcola, passed away at 2:10 P.M. on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL. Private funeral services will be held at a later date.
Allen was born on July 25, 1962, in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Glenn Franklin and Rosalie Ann (Murphy) Edwards. He married Betty Rickart on October 20, 1984.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Bismarck, one son, Kyle Edwards and his wife Michaela of Bismarck, his parents, Glenn and Rosalie Edwards of Arcola, one sister, Kim East and her husband Russell of Arcola, and one brother, Jeff Edwards and his wife Lisa of Arcola.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Wanetta Murphy and Alfred and Flossie Edwards.
Allen was a 1980 graduate of Arcola High School. He then graduated from ITT Technical School in Indianapolis, IN.
He was in electrical equipment sales for many years after graduating ITT.
Allen enjoyed golfing, watching NASCAR, and many superheroes. He loved listening to country music, Garth Brooks being his favorite, and playing guitar. He was a collector at heart, collecting drag car diecasts, replica sports rings, hot wheels, sports figures, guitars, and other novelty things, many of which he would buy from garage sales and flea markets with his wife.
Allen always had a good joke to share.
He enjoyed antiquing with his dad and traveling with his wife across the United States and to visit family. He had a passion for music, his pets and especially his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arcola Sports Boosters.