Mickeal “Mike” Vernon Edwards, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
Mike was born in Indianapolis, IN on July 13, 1954 to Vernon Price Edwards and Virginia Mae (Johnson) Ziegler. Mike worked as a Machine Shop Operator until his health retired him. He had an affinity for mechanics, often watching NASCAR and attending Classic Car Shows when he was able. He enjoyed fishing, going to flea markets, and yard sales. He was all about the hidden treasures.
Mike was the original pirate, he had a vast VHS collection, his tapes neatly labeled and his library cataloged so he knew where everything was. He loved watching his tapes with his kids. His favorite holiday was Halloween, where he often was more excited than the kids, wanting to go to “just one more block.” Among his grandkids and nieces and nephews he was known for having the best candy.
Mike had simple tastes, he was dedicated to his chicken patties and coke, classic country, and 70s rock. He was very easy to love, easy to get along with. Mike never met a stranger and he did everything with a lot of courage and love. He put his whole heart into living, and faced everything with a smile and wonderful attitude. Mike lived life in a way that made everyone around him want to be better as well; he was inspiring. He never let obstacles hold him back, and constantly found a way to make things work. His two great loves were his Faith and his family. He dedicated his life to God, and he did everything he could for his family. He was always there when he was needed, be it to help or just to listen. Mike will be well missed.
Mike is survived by his children Sandra (Steven) Melling and Jeffrey Edwards; his grandchildren Trey, Jasmine, Sonya, Logan, and Jaxson; his siblings Jerry (Dena) Edwards, Rick (Teresa) Edwards, Carol (Jon) Greathouse, Joyce Dyer, Shirley (Jim) Coomer, and Ginger (Chris) Urban; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
Mike is preceded in passing by his father Vernon Edwards and his mother Virginia Ziegler.
Services for Mike will be 8 PM, Friday, May 5, 2023 at Fountain Square Cremation & Funeral Services. Visitation will be from 4 PM until the hour of service.
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