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Doc Dwayne Edwards 1936-2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Doc Dwayne Edwards passed away in his home surrounded by his family, Aug. 31, 2019. Doc was born April 5, 1936, in Dickens County to Clay Edwards and Robbie Wyatt Edwards.

He was a graduate of Patton Springs schools in Afton, where he excelled in FFA activities and sports. He attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

He married Bonnie Smith of Kalgary, Texas, on Nov. 2, 1955, on the Swenson Ranch.

Doc always enjoyed civic duties to help communities and people. He served on the school board at Girard. He was a member of the Spur Cowboy Polo team that won the world championships many times in the 50s, 60s and 70s. He was awarded MVP in his position many years.

He also produced Little Britches Rodeos in the 70s, where he mentored and touched the lives of many young cowboys and cowgirls. He had friends of all ages all across the area as a result of these activities.

Doc served many years on the board of the Motley-Dickens County Old Settlers’ Reunion and served as a Dickens County commissioner for twenty years.

He raised cattle, ranched and supported his kids and grandchildren through stock shows, rodeos and sports activities. He loved the Spur High School athletic programs.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents, brother Max Edwards, granddaughter Jaime Martin, son-in-law Hoss Martin and grandson-in-law Doug Harney.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bonnie, of Spur; two daughters, Sharon Martin of Spur and Patricia Heinrich of Slaton; one son, Mark Edwards of Dallas; four granddaughters, Misty Martin of Big Spring, Jennifer Evans of Floydada, Charlsi Allen of Friona and Collyn Thompson of Mun-day; and two great-grandsons, Jeremy Ybarra of Big Spring and Stetson Clay Allen of Friona.

Services were held on September 2 at the First Baptist Church in Spur, followed by burial at the Spur Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church in Spur or Dickens County EMS.