Kenneth Edwards

Did Kenneth Paul “Kenny” Edwards Jr. have a little captain in him? That is unclear, but a little parrot head, absolutely. He may have grown older but never up as he steered clear of the hum drum life that many people are willing to accept. Life may have taken its toll as he headed for the poll but he died truly living; and in doing so reminded everyone how great life is and can be.

Kenny was born June 1, 1955 in Houston, Texas. He was the beloved son to K.P. and Tena Edwards from the moment they laid eyes on him until their last breaths on this earth, and a lifetime friend to his older sister Cindy.

On September 18th 1993, Kenny married the love of his life, Suzanne. They had crazy days and crazy ways and got their blue heaven rendezvous when Kenny was able to join Suzanne eternally on Saturday afternoon February 8, 2020. His loving spirit showed as he brought joy to the lives of family and friends. He was cherished as an uncle, revered as a fraternity brother, and valued as an employee. His life was painted with as much color as you would find at mardi gras; putting on a space suit and dragging the infield at the astrodome as a boy, making surprise appearances as Batman, bicycle rides built for two, regular trips to Jazz Fest, vast travels, head chef with many younger sous chefs at the family meals, lover of food and wine, and lots of music and dancing.

Throughout it all Kenny always took the time to enjoy the feeling of the water and sand between his toes as well as the ocean breeze blowing through what little hair he had. Adios and via con dios. Go rest high on the mountain. Your work here is done.

Celebration of life will be in the near future. Remembrances can be made to the Bengal Lancers Alumni Foundation scholarship fund at his Alma Mater, Trinity University in San Antonio.

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02/22/20 07:53 AM #1    

Kim Bowman

This is one of the best tributes I have ever read. Kenny sat next to me in German class and made life bearable for me as I endured Fraulein Huffman´s torments daily. I remember he carried a book, ¨So You Want to Be a Doctor,¨ to class occasionally.

I believe I saw him at one of our reunions and he told me he had not kept up with our mutual bud, Tony Hamblen (due to wifely concerns of Judy) as I recall. 

I am so glad to hear he led such an amazing and exciting life. He was a great guy and I offer sincere condolences to his family and friends. 


Kim Bowman




09/16/21 03:05 PM #2    

Jackie Weir (Childress)

I last saw Kenny a few years ago at Our neighbor, Mr. Hafernic's funeral. What many do not know is that Kenny and I were next door neighbors since 1958. He was my first friend and playmate. We spent many days playing Roy Rogers and Dale Evens on our stick horses. Kenny would tell you I broke his arm, when I shot him off his stick horse with my cap gun. The fall and roll down the lawn resulted in a serious break!

Years later when my children were born his mother sent stick horses!  Rest old friend. 

09/17/21 02:32 AM #3    

Ginny Hughes (Rich)

Hearing of these wonderful memories from those that were there are encouraging that our childhood friends and classmates had an enjoyable and happy life. Kenny was loved and enjoyed by many. He loved his life from all accounts. RIP Kenny, God has blessed you.

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