Major Billy Ray Edwards Jr 05/29/60 - 06/18/20
Maj Billy Ray Edwards, Jr. May 29, 1960 - June 18, 2020
On Thursday July 2, 2020 we laid to rest one of Nevada Wing’s greatest members Maj Billy Edwards. He was a role model to cadets and seniors alike. Maj Billy Ray Edwards Jr. peacefully died on 18 June 2020. Raised in Akron Ohio. He joined Civil Air Patrol at a young age of 12. After finishing High School joined the Air Force and was stationed here at Nellis Air Force Base and later continued his Civil Air Patrol service during which time he became a private pilot. Billy was a Mission Pilot, Gilder Tow Pilot, Green Flag Pilot, and Cadet Orientation Pilot. Bill revitalized the cadet orientation rides here in Nevada and inspired many cadets to become private pilots. You have had a lasting impression on so many people Sir. You will be never forgotten.