Edmon Daryl Edwards was born March 17, 1925 to John and Willie (Davis) Edwards in the Joppa Community in Burnet County. He died at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas on his 93rd birthday, March 17, 2018.
      Visitation was March 22, followed by the funeral service at New Covenant Church. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.
      Daryl and his parents moved to Kempner when he was 3 years old, then moved to Lampasas in 1936 and to Oakalla in 1939. He graduated from Lampasas High School in 1943. He drove a school bus during his senior year, as World War II was in progress and bus drivers were hard to find.
      He joined the Navy in 1944. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Edwards lived with his parents on the family ranch in Oakalla and helped with ranch work. He loved playing baseball and basketball.
      In 1948, he was appointed a rural mail carrier for the Oakalla post office.
      On Aug. 27, 1949 he married Melba Gene Morris. They lived in Oakalla for about four years. In 1951, they had twin daughters, Sharon and Karon.
      The Oakalla rural route and Kempner rural route were consolidated, and the family moved to Lampasas in 1955 so the girls could attend Lampasas schools.
      While working for the postal service, Mr. Edwards received membership from the National Safety Council into the Million Miles Club for driving a million miles without an accident. He had been a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association for 63 years. He retired in the early ’80s after working 34 years as a rural mail carrier.
      Daryl and Melba traveled all over the United States and to parts of Canada in their RV. One trip included Idaho and a jet mail boat ride overnight up the Snake River. Once it was discovered Daryl was a mail carrier, they let him put the mail in all the boxes along the river.
      The Edwardses made two trips to Alaska and went to Australia, New Zealand and Nova Scotia with the Heritage Club. They also made a trip to Israel with a large tour group. He was a charter member of New Covenant Church in Lampasas, established in October 1986.
      Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of Lampasas; daughters, Sharon Moon of San Diego, California, and Karon Justice and husband Pat of Lampasas; grandsons, John Moon and Chad Moon of California; granddaughters, Kara Hayden and husband Jim of Lubbock, and Shannon Lindsey and husband Robert of Lampasas; eight great-grandchildren, JJ Moon, Jordan Moon, Jacy Moon, Logan Moon, Tyler Moon, Kai Moon, Isabella Lindsey and Emberli Lindsey; and by many cousins.
      Memorials may be sent to New Covenant Church.