Frank E. Edwards, 69, of Springfield passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020. 

He was born September 16, 1950 in Springfield, the son of Francis and Berniece M. (Hashman) Edwards.  He married Cinda J. Janssen in 1983.

Frank graduated from Glenwood High School in 1968 and received his teaching degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1974.

Frank began his career at the Springfield Fire Department in 1977 and retired in 2002, spending his final 19 months serving as Chief. He was elected and proudly served as Ward 1 Alderman for the City of Springfield from 2003-2015; during which he also served as Interim-Mayor from December 2010 to April 2011. He proudly served in the Illinois National Guard from 1969-1975. Frank and his wife, Cinda, owned and operated Springfield Auto Body and Towing since 2005.

Frank is survived by one son, Alex Edwards of Springfield; one sister, Judy Rich of Springfield.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, February 4 at West Side Christian Church - Springfield with Mike Harney officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery where honors were conducted. Memorials may be made to the LLCC Foundation in memory of the Edwards family or the Animal Protective League in memory of Lily.