Orville was born September 24, 1933 to the late George H. and Florence M. (Murdough) Edwards. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Deborah A. Emerson, who died in 2017.
He worked as a machinist at West Hopkinton Paper Mill-Tec from 1952 to 1992 when he retired. Orville was in the Army National Guards.
He was a member of the Contoocook American Legion Post 81 and the Contoocook Snow Mads where he spent many years grooming trails, and took lots of trips up north with his buddies.
He loved to spend every Sunday at the Farm in Hillsboro and Deering, NH with his family and friends. He also enjoyed many trips to Florida to see brothers Bob and George. Orville loved horse racing, his shop and camp.
Survived by his wife, Priscilla Ann (Dexter) Edwards, Contoocook, NH two sons, Dwain A. Edwards and David A. Edwards of Contoocook, NH, a daughter, Dorene A. Smith of Contoocook, NH, two brothers, Eugene Edwards and Allen Edwards of Hillsboro, NH and grandson, Scott Edwards.
The family would like to thank the Concord Hospice VNA and Visiting Angels for all the care and love they gave.
A Celebration of Life will be held February 29, 2020 from 12 to 3 pm at American Legion Post 81 in Contoocook, NH.
Graveside services will be held in the Spring in Contoocook Village Cemetery, Contoocook, NH.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Concord Hospice VNA, 30 Pillsbury St, Concord, NH 03302.