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William Roy "Bill" Edenfield

October 19, 1953 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 65)


Mr. William Roy “Bill” Edenfield, 65, of Swainsboro passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.

Bill was born November 19, 1953 in Swainsboro, Georgia at the Smith Hospital to the late Roy Edenfield and Thelma Iris Smith Edenfield.  He remained in Swainsboro until his family moved to Reidsville, GA at the age of three. He loved his childhood growing up on the Georgia State Prison Reservation where he learned to hunt, fish, play sports and made lifetime friends.

He graduated from Reidsville High School where he participated in basketball and football. This developed his love for sports including golf, softball, basketball and especially Georgia Football.

After graduating high school, Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his military career, he settled in Swainsboro and found his passion as a heavy equipment operator which he continued working until retirement. He was employed by Ogeechee Steel for more than 16 years.

Happy was a devoted husband, father, papa, and uncle.  He loved his family with all of his heart and was a true friend to many. He was diagnosed with Liver cancer in 2016 and fought a brave, courageous battle. Always brave, humble and kind.


Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Dawn Edenfield of Swainsboro; sons, Beau Edenfield of St. Simons and Seth Edenfield (Mitzi) of Swainsboro; daughter, Kellie Scarboro (Alan) of Swainsboro; sister, Margaret Edenfield Clifford (Dan) of Canton; brother, Smith Edenfield (Pam) of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Jace Scarboro, Moo Moo Scarboro, Channing Smith, Aubrey Morris, Briden Edenfield, Brody Edenfield, Wilder Edenfield, and Parker Edenfield; several nieces, nephews and friends.  

The Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 23, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home.

Memorial Service with be private

The family will be at the residence of Smith and Pam Edenfield, 456 Highway 56 North, Swainsboro, GA.

Family request in Lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL for cancer research in memory of Mr. William Roy “Bill” Edenfield.

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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. William Roy “Bill” Edenfield, 65, of Swainsboro.

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September 23, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Private Services

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