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Mr. Turk "Boy Boy" Edwards, Sr.

Mr. Turk "Boy Boy" Edwards, Sr.
  • December 13, 1955 - March 23, 2019
  • Waterbury, Connecticut

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Mr. Turk Derek Edwards, 63, of Warner Street, passed away, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 after a long illness.

Mr. Edwards was born in Huntington, NY on December 13, 1955, a son to his late parents Wilfred Edwards and Ellen Vines
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"Boy Boy" as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Huntington School District. While living in Greenlawn, NY, "Boy Boy" met Robyn Rogers, later to become Robyn Edwards, his wife of 47 Years. In 1979, they decided to move to Waterbury. In 1981, Turk enlisted in the United States Army National Guard of Connecticut, where he served as a cook. He was later honorably discharged and returned to Waterbury, CT. He had an admiration for football, fishing, family, friends, good times, and never forgetting home; New York. Turk was a super fan of the "Big Blue" NY Giants. While living in Waterbury, he became a coach for the Pop Warner League. He also founded the NJSL youth football league. Fishing was also one of his favorite pastime activities. It came to him naturally. His friends would come by to go fishing, and he would out fish them each time. He really enjoyed fishing on the Long Island Sound and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. He could catch a fish with just a drop line.

Spending time with his family in NY and Connecticut, he had taken on the roll as a father to his siblings and their children. He was a leader. He was fearless and not afraid to go the distance or seek a thrill. He loved being in the limelight, which filled his ego, but he was also a private person. He enjoyed traveling and together, he and Robyn would travel and would travel the Caribbean waters and Island. They were the Co-founders of TNR Tours and for 14 years, they hosted trips to go play Bingo.

"Boy Boy" was a huge support to all from Connecticut to Long Island. He always checked on his family and attended funerals and family functions. He knew that each visit was going to be worth that ferry ride over. He loved Music. From crates of vinyl albums, and concerts, to playing music with his family, they would stand around doo whop style or play the drums, guitar, keyboard, or slap two spoons together. Music was part of the good times. Turk Derek EDW "Boy Boy". To be an EDW meant that you were prideful, strong, a survivor, down to earth, you fight with your family and not against then, and you used your environment to your advantage. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Besides his wife, he leaves to cherish his memories four sons; Turk Jr. (Boss or Derek), Tait, Tyler, and Trenton of Waterbury, 2 grandchildren; Robyn and Erik, Siblings Deborah Edwards Of NY, Dawn Edwards of NC, Tyrone (Roni)Edwards of NY, Ellen(Sissy) Edwards of NY, Wilfred(Buddy) Edwards Jr. of NC, Michele(Marilyn) Edwards of GA, Quinn(Fats)(Taneshia) Vines of NC, Royce (Truck) (Natalie) Squires of NC, Lois and Gail, Eric and Patrina(Petey) Debra of NY, His nephews and nieces; Dwight (Bearzola), Dawn(Cockrell), Roslyn(Lucy) Shamila, Teddy, Kindale, Eric III, Shaun, David, Ronson, Taneyshia, Tiffany, Brandon, Tyron, Shante, Justine, Ryan, Ashley, Ozzy, and Jaydan of NY, Great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces, aunts; Julia Curtis and Madeline Jones, uncle; Ronald Jones, a host of cousins, family, and friends.

He was predeceased by his son Petey Edwards, a brother Todd Edwards, and a nephew Calvin