Wilson Connell “Tex” Edwards Jr.. of Garden City was born Dec. 22, 1971 and passed Aug. 26, 2013.
Before graduating from Big Spring High School in 1990, Tex, an avid aviator who at 14 flew nine hours nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, would go on to receive his private pilots license by gaining ratings in 5 different airplanes on his 17th birthday. Among the many planes he flew were the TBM Avenger, T6 SNJ5, HU16 Albatross, PBY Catalina, Super Cub and anything else with wings. After graduating, he went on to attend TCU and eventually returned home to farm, ranch and fly. On October 9, 2004, he married Hillary Caitlin McNew and soon thereafter went into a partnership with his father, Wilson Connell “Connie” Edwards in Flying ‘E’ Spraying Service where he received the 2009 Ag Business of the Year awarded by the Big Spring Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, William Prior “Budo” Edwards and is survived by wife, Hillary; son, Wilson Connell “Trey” Edwards III; daughter, Aislin Olivia Eleanor Edwards; father, Wilson Connell Edwards Sr. and wife, Brenda of Garden City; his mother, Sandra Downing Jones of Allen; sister, Patricia Edwards of Dallas; brother, Nick Edwards of Austin; step-sister, Stefanie Park of Bertrom; and grandfather, Roy Downing of Spain.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7p.m. in Big Spring at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home at 906 S Gregg St.
Services will be Friday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. on the Edwards Ranch located at 3100 FM 461, Big Spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: EAA Young Eagles, PO BOX 2683, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2683.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com