Jefferson Edwards Obituary
 
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Jefferson R. Edwards Jr.

August 8, 1926 - July 23, 2011
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Jefferson Rathburn Edwards, Jr. "Doc" passed away peacefully at his home on July 23, 2011 surrounded by his family. "Doc" was born on August 8, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to Jefferson R. Edwards, Sr. and Louise Smith Edwards. After serving in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman during World War II, he attended St. Louis University as an undergraduate and medical student. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Virginia. He opened the doors to his General & Thoracic Surgery Practice in Ft. Lauderdale in 1958 where he spent 35 years at Holy Cross Hospital serving as Chief of Staff and later as Director of...
Jefferson Rathburn Edwards, Jr. "Doc" passed away peacefully at his home on July 23, 2011 surrounded by his family. "Doc" was born on August 8, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to Jefferson R. Edwards, Sr. and Louise Smith Edwards.

After serving in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman during World War II, he attended St. Louis University as an undergraduate and medical student. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Virginia. He opened the doors to his General & Thoracic Surgery Practice in Ft. Lauderdale in 1958 where he spent 35 years at Holy Cross Hospital serving as Chief of Staff and later as Director of Continuing Medical Education. Doc served his community well as a member and past president of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Pompano Beach.

Docs love for flying culminated with obtaining his private pilots license. Piloting his aircraft with family and friends on board always led to a memorable adventure. The Bahamian Islands and Florida waters attracted him; enjoying many years of cruising, diving and fishing. Fulfilling his passion for music, he supported and regularly attended the Miami Opera and Ft. Lauderdale Symphony.

Doc is preceded in death by his brother John Edwards (St. Louis). He is survived by his siblings Alice Davenport (Chattanooga) & William Edwards (St. Louis) & children Elizabeth Stevens (Palm City) Jefferson R. Edwards, III (Jacksonville) Clifford Edwards (Coconut Creek) and Gregory Edwards (Lighthouse Point). He will be deeply missed by his beloved daughter-in-laws, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 30th, 2011 at St. Coleman's Catholic Church in Pompano Beach.

Expressions of love and in remembrance of Doc may be directed to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund www.vitascharityfund.org. Or, The Foundation for End-of-Life Care, 5430 NW 33rd Avenue, Suite 106, Ft. Lauderdale

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