Michael Thomas Edwards
Michael Thomas Edwards was born in Houston, Texas on August 19, 1949. He passed away Thursday March 8th, 2018 at the age of sixty-eight in his hometown. Michael was a Christian and former member of First United Methodist Church of Pasadena where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Michael graduated from Houston’s M.B. Smiley High School in 1968, and went on to continue his studies at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. By trade, he was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for over 30 years. In life, he was an adventurer in what made him happy, which included: surfing, fishing, and music. He was most known for his passion of music and played alongside legendary musicians and songwriters. He was a lover of animals, which he took in and supported during his short retirement – a dog (Pepper), two cats (Moochie & Little Bit), and two turtles – all of which he loved dearly.
As a family guy, he was a wonderful husband and father. He was known by his friends as having a great sense of humor, and could do most anything (cook, build, and be happy). Michael was a great team captain and den leader of the Cub Scouts. He loved fishing and going to his bay house for sunrises and sunsets, and talks with neighbors.
He was passionate about holidays as an opportunity to celebrate and decorate. His co-workers knew him as a mentor and good electrician that instilled the values of hard work and pride in your work. Notable musical billings include: Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, Lightning Hopkins, Freddy Fender, Richard Dobson, The Hemmer Ridge Mountain Boys, and many others.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Edwards of forty-eight years, and his children, Jessica and Justin – along with loyal and steadfast friend (more like family), Josh Estep.
He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. May God shine his enteral light upon him.
Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Carnes Funeral Home - Texas City.
Visitation will start at 2:00 p.m.