John M. Edmonds, 58, died Thursday evening Oct. 24, 2013, at his home in Plano, Texas, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in 1955 to John and Patricia Edmonds in Junction City, Kansas.
John was a writer, editor and photographer. He was a journalist for newspapers in Kansas, Nebraska and Caracas, Venezuela. For the past 18 years he was a writer, editor and photographer at the corporate headquarters of Hunt Consolidated Inc., Dallas, Texas.
John delighted in being a loving and devoted husband and son, and in cherishing his children. A constant learner, he was inquisitive and made friends with conversation. John drew satisfaction from helping and serving others, including as a church usher, mentor to young writers and photographers, good neighbor and Boy Scout leader. His family learned from sharing his hobbies, which included computers, photography, camping, bicycle riding, bike-motorcycle-vehicle repair, hiking, reading, and enjoying music and movies. He is deeply missed by his family and many friends, who will forever feel his friendly, kind and gentle presence.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Allen, his son, John Edmonds, and his daughter, Sofia Edmonds, all of the home; his father, John Edmonds, rural Kensington, Kansas; mother-in-law, Gladys Allen, Plainville; sisters-in-law Mary Allen and husband, Todd Toman, Hill City, and Sr. Marcia Allen, Concordia, Kansas; brothers-in-law Michael Allen and wife, Paula, Douglas, Georgia, and John Allen and wife, June, Hays, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding John in death were his mother, Patricia Edmonds, and his grandmothers and grandfathers, John and Tillie, and Archie and Edna.
Service is 11:00am Friday, Nov. 8, at the First United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Hunt Volunteers, Hunt Consolidated Inc., Attn. Susan George, Treasurer, 1900 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201-2300; or to Boy Scout Troop 777, c/o Deacon Jim Petkovsek, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Road, Richardson, TX 75081.