Edwin enjoyed trail rides, participating in the Texas Wagon Train Circuit, riding in the grand entrance at the start of the Mesquite Rodeo. He worked for many years as an auto mechanic making certain his friends and neighbors had reliable transportation.
Edwin married the love of his life, Hazel Bench in September of 1948 in Ladonia. They raised five children: Edwin Earl Jr., Calvin, Glenda, Cecile, and Billy. He is survived by his wife, children: Edwin Jr. and wife Norma, Calvin and wife Gloria, Cecile Tidwell and husband Roger, and Billy and wife Linda. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren. two great, great grandchildren and one sister, Ethel McKay. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Glenda, siblings Moses Elmer (Tony) Ivey, Therel Ivey, Kenneth Ivey, Mamie, Bernice and Tommy.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The graveside service will be conducted by Brother Jim Corbet, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.