Joe John Edwards was born July 22, 1960, in San Angelo, Texas, to Donald Fred and Ruby Alice Edwards (née Overstreet). He died Monday, August 1, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma, at the age of 56 years. Joe John was reared and educated in Comanche, Texas, and graduated with Comanche High School’s class of 1979. After high school, he attended Tarleton State University on a track scholarship in pole-vaulting. He then transferred to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Joe John was married June 19, 1986, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Juli Edwards (née Sunday). Much of his working life was spent with Keller Williams Realty as managing partner for the award-winning SundayEdwards Group. In his spare time, Joe John enjoyed going to the movies with Juli, playing sports, playing with his children, barefoot water skiing, reading, relaxing on the family farm, and in his later years, focusing on not getting hurt playing sports with the kids. Loving family members include:
Juli Edwards of Owasso, OK
Alexandra Capps and husband Landon of Denver, CO
John-Marc Edwards and wife Beka of Owasso, OK
Mariah Edwards of Owasso, OK
Tessa Edwards of Owasso, OK
Owen Capps of Denver, CO
Emory Capps of Denver, CO
Ruby Edwards of Dublin, TX
Greg Edwards and wife Melanie of Abilene, TX.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Edwards.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 5, 2016, at First Church in Owasso with Pastor Charlie Curran officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Joe John’s memory to First Church Owasso, 10100 N. Garnett Rd, Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
So broken for the whole family.I grew up with Greg and Joe John. They,Ruby and Don were uplifting to me when my dad died of cancer when we were in high school. I am just at a loss for words. I pray God will shield you all at this time. Much love,Tim & Carolina
— Timothy & Carolina McNutt, Wednesday – August 3, 2016
We feel honored to have shared the Keller Williams hallway with the Sunday/Edwards team. Joe John was such a man of integrity. He loved Jesus and it showed every day. He conducted his business and his personal life with superb uprightness. He loved Julie and his children with a deep love that only God can give. He was always kind, patient, willing to help others and extremely wise. He lived what He believed. We will see you again…at the feet of Jesus.
— Barbara and Gary Kirby , Wednesday – August 3, 2016
Our hearts go out to Juli and the family. Although we were not able to spend a lot of time with Joe John, when we did he was always very warm and wonderful with us. It was evident that he was a great friend, father and husband. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult of times.
— Ched & Ann Capps, Wednesday – August 3, 2016
Janet and I were privileged to get to know Joe John. Always a man of God. He exhibited love to all of us who knew him. Praying for strength and comfort during this time for Juli and all the family.
— Steve Mullikin, Thursday – August 4, 2016
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To Juli and family, we are praying for comfort and peace to surround you. We love you all…Rev 21:4. And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed away.
— Cathy and Phillip Robertson, Thursday – August 4, 2016
I have nothing but great memories of talking with Joe John as he would usher at Grace Fellowship. Awesome man that will be missed. Connie and I are praying for the comfort that can only come from God thru the Holy Spirit to you all. One day we will understand all things but now we can only continue to put our trust in God. .
— Albert Poncel, Thursday – August 4, 2016
Prayers and condolences to the family. I am so saddened by your loss. May God bless, and be with the family.
— John Curtis, Thursday – August 4, 2016
I’m so sorry to hear the loss of a good man. He was very kind to everyone. One of a kind. Praying for all.
— Shawn Tucker, Thursday – August 4, 2016
Our hearts are sad having to say we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Praying for God’s comforting arms to be around you and your families!
— James and Sharon Lampkin, Thursday – August 4, 2016
Love and prayers to Julie and family, and extended family. Joe John was such a happy man and loved his family. We will especially miss not seeing and talking to him at Owasso football and basketball games. Hugs to Mariah and Tessa.
— Linda and Danny Reutlinger, Thursday – August 4, 2016
So very sorry Julie. Please know that we are lifting you and the family in prayer. May God keep you close during this time.
— Tom and Debbie Austin, Thursday – August 4, 2016
We are so sorry to hear and our hearts go out to you and your family. We are praying for total peace and comfort. We Love You!
— Joe and Laura Cox, Thursday – August 4, 2016
Juli and Family
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
— Cathie Michaelson, Friday – August 5, 2016
Joe John was the kind of person we all admired in school. He was blessed with tremendous talent, yet he was very humble. He was a leader who let his actions be his voice, and he was everyone’s friend. We will truly miss him, and I pray that God gives you strength and comfort during this time.
— Fran Ferrell, Friday – August 5, 2016
Joe John was like a brother to me in high school. He was always taking care of me and made sure I was at all my practices. I wouldn’t have made it through high school without his friendship and guidance! I am so devasted to lose a best friend, but he will always be in my heart. I will always treasure our friendship, our love for sports, and the memories we made together! RIP my brother! Sending prayers to your beautiful family for peace and comfort! All our love Paul and Olga
— Paul and olga Martinez, Friday – August 5, 2016
Charlie and I are praying for your family. Joe John touched many lives, ours especially. The Lord is our refuge.
— Kimberlie McGarvey (Keith), Friday – August 5, 2016
Danny & I are praying for your sweet family during this difficult time. Joe John always made us smile and laugh when we had a chance to visit and tell stories.
— Kim & Danny Hightower, Sunday – August 7, 2016
10100 North Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – August 5, 2016
Note: No visitation.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Joe John Edwards to:
First Church of Owasso
10100 North Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055