Dennis G. Edwards

08/01/1956 - 07/10/2019

Private services for Dennis Gene Edwards, 63, Kansas City, will be Friday, July 19, 2019 at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.   Dennis died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Edwards Original Deli & Corner Market.   He was born August 1, 1956, in Kansas City, KS the son of Cedric Noah Edwards and Betty June Lee.   Dennis graduated from Wyandotte High School.   Dennis is a member of Moose Lodge 1999 KCK       Dennis grew up above his family owned business Edwards original Corner Market which closed in 1986. He then went on to rehab and reopen that business about 10 years ago. Nothing made Dennis happier than visiting with friends old and new.     Dennis is survived by his daughter Erika Whittet (Joseph) of Tulsa, OK; Brothers, David Ray Edwards of  Kansas City, MO and Eddie Edwards of Boonville Mo ; Sister, Shawna Edwards-Fielder (Robert) of Winfield, Mo ; Nieces, Christina Edwards-Bennett (Jason) of Kansas City, KS, Lisa Edwards-Oldham (Rick) of Boonville, Mo, Georgia Edwards-Bair (Raymond) of Springdale, AR, Ali Edwards Rzemieniecki (Michael) of Auburndale FL; Nephews, Raymond Edwards of Boonville, Mo, Nick Edwards (Cindy) of Boonville, Mo, Jason Edwards (Chad) of Little Rock, AR, Samuel Edwards (Josselin) of Warrensburg, MO, Dion Edwards (Patsy) of AR, Kenny Edwards (Tifany) of Boonville, MO ; Grandchildren, Graycie Hochard of Tulsa OK and Warren Hochard of Kansas City, KS. Many Great Nieces and Nephews     The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Larkin & Garcia Funeral Care.   Burial will be Friday, July 19, 2019, 11 a.m. at Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City, KS.   Donations can be made directly to the funeral home or on

18 Responses

  1. Tina Heistand says:

    The world and the neighborhood lost a great man and kind soul. Our neighborhood will not be the same without Dennis and his caring shining spirt.

  2. Kerri Magee says:

    He was a pillar of hope to his community, he was a very generous man with a big heart you will be greatly missed

  3. Brea Busby says:

    Dennis I can remember when I first move to Kansas I lived on Reynolds, a couple houses up from the corner store. And the store was my favorite place to go, if I didn’t have enough, you had me covered you gave me and my siblings candy and sodas! I will always remember you for being so kind and giving, and being a hardass when needed haha! You will be greatly missed!

  4. Patricia Henry says:

    Fly high Dennis. You were taken to soon. You helped so many who needed it. You will be missed by many.

  5. Tina Heistand says:

    This community will never be the same dennis was such a great guy. A pillar of light in this community. His caring shining personality will be deeply missed this neighborhood will never be the same without this man.

  6. Danny Edwards says:

    My Cousin Was a GREAT and FUNNY guy. Growing up with Dennis and David was the BEST TIMES! We ALL loved Him!!

  7. "CHOATE FAMILY" says:

    We all grew up with Dennis and David. A very kind and caring family. The whole community will miss him. All of us will keep David and the family in our prayers.

  8. Chuck Carroll says:

    Was A Great Friend for over 35 years God Rest his Soul He will be truly missed !

  9. Rick Edwards says:

    I’m very upset by all this! Dennis had just called me a couple of weeks ago and I have been so busy and tied up I haven’t even had a chance to respond to his voice mail. My memories are from our childhood and an on going competition of who could eat the most tacos when uncle Cedric and aunt Betty came to visit. Dennis was there when my Dad was in the hospital ( Dennis’s uncle Chet ) he told me if I need any help what so ever to call, but he kept coming to the hospital to check on me. We are family. I liked how he always called me brother. I never met his daughter or his wife or grand kids. I had always hoped I get a chance to visit and he always talked about a vacation to visit me here in Colorado. I thought we’d have plenty of time yet. A note to David; I do not have your phone number to call you, I’m still looking for Carl Donny’s if you have it . My number is on Dennis’s phone or you can reach me at 720-350-9451

  10. hazel grippando says:

    My prayers are with the family. Knew this family many many years ago. Such a tragedy of what happened to him and just pray that God will watch over his family.

  11. Andrew Vallejo says:

    Dennis my brother,
    Rest in peace my brother.Hell of man that i always respected.You will be missed and thanks for everything you did for tbe community.To your family and you will always be in my prayers.LOVE YOU BRO!!!!

  12. John DiCapo says:

    I got to know Dennis when the restaurant depot opened several years ago. We met there almost every morning. He always was happy and always had something to say.
    He will be missed. Sure glad he got to Cuba. God Be With Him. The DiCapo Family

  13. Sandra Smith says:

    Dennis was a friend. We were classmates from kindergarten on up. II always liked Dennis. He was a very generous spirit He went through some hard times and managed to succeed after all that I will miss stopping at the corner store to visit with him and eat his good food. I talked to him the days before this episode and he was in a good place I feel for those who were close to him and saw him regularly.

  14. Gene Wilson says:

    I have known Dennis for a few decades, and he was one of the few people I could honestly call a friend. He is and will be missed!!!!
    Love and Prayers to his family and friends!!!

  15. Denise fagan says:

    Dennis was a good friend to everyone well liked man in the community and he was a generous man who have back to his community he will always be missed and never forgotten god bless you Dennis R.I.P and fly hugh.

  16. Laura Juiliano says:

    Dennis was a friend indeed. He would help anyone who reached out. Had a heart of gold. He just gave me a ride to the bus stop last year when I got a flat tire in Ks headed home to Mo even though he really needed to stay at the store. He cooked a mean philly cheese and Turkey melt. Always positive and head strong to make good and he did. Proud of your recreation of the store of desire to succeed. You will be missed. Happy birthday in heaven. See ya again someday.

  17. Laura stanfield says:

    Wishing peace in wyandotte county .

  18. Glenn & Becky Eastwood says:

    Dennis was a friend we are going to miss him our Sunday talks he help anyone he was a good person R.I.P fly high angel

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