VAN ALSTYNE —Nicholas “Nick” Gene Edwards, of Van Alstyne, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at the age of 34. The family believes that Nick lived life to the fullest and always had something humorous to say. First and foremost, he loved the lake and “all things fishing.” Nick was a devoted husband and father and an avid outdoorsman with a passion for fishing. The family believes that Nick is now watching over them with that radiant smile that was so contagious. He made everyone feel special and never met a stranger.

Nick was born March 8, 1983 to Jocelyn Rolanda and Nathaniel Gene Edwards of Dallas. The Edwards moved to Dallas from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1982. Nick was born at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas and attended Thomas Elementary School and Carpenter Middle School, in Plano. The family relocated to Louisville KY, where he completed his studies and graduated from high school. Soon after, the family was back in Texas, which Nick loved. He then attended Collin College. Nick was “master” of many things. He could build and re-construct whatever you needed in the house along with painting cars and houses. Nick also desired to be a business owner and formed “Royal Paint and Home Restoration.” The family believes Nick’s fun-loving spirit has touched many souls during his short time on earth and will remain in their hearts forever.

Nick is survived by his wife, Summer Edwards of Van Alstyne; daughter, Jadyn Olivia Edwards, also of Van Alstyne; parents, Jocelyn and Nathaniel Edwards of Allen; brothers, Ryan Edwards of Allen and Nathaniel Edwards Jr. of San Diego, CA; sister, Danita Johnson of Allen; grandparents Al and Phyllis Johnson of Cincinnati, OH and Reather Cross also of Cincinnati, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Nathaniel Gene Gray.

The family will have a remembrance gathering from 7-9 p.m., Friday, January 12, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, January 13, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen.

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