Mr. John Clay Edwards, 91, of Linden passed away Tuesday December 25, 2018 at Perry Community Hospital. He was born in Perry County to the late Robert Edwards and Bessie DePriest Edwards. He was retired from Ford Motor Company having worked at the Rouge Plant. He was a member of the Tom's Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is also preceded by sisters Mae Qualls, Polly DePriest, Ruby Holland, Mary Turner and Nell Rivers and a brother Harvel Ray Edwards. Survivors include his wife of 69 years Ann Duncan Edwards, daughters Wanda Lee of Michigan and Janice (Rick) Blaze of Columbia, a son Tim (Keith Hayes) Edwards of Linden, grandchildren Tracy Malyszek, Kenny Lee, Matt Lee and Jessie Luke, great-grandchildren Joeseph Cammarata, Grace Lee, Caraline Cammarata, Hudson Lee, Harper Lee and Atticus Luke, a sister Martha Kugel of Michigan and a host of other loving family members and many, many friends.