On the morning of Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Payson, Arizona, Richard Lee Edgar passed away peacefully and in the loving arms of his wife Wendy Valentine Edgar.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Richard Edgar; his mother, Dona Mae Edgar; and his sister, Judy Lee Edgar. He is survived by his brothers, Fredrick Edgar and Carl Edgar; his children, Austin Lee Edgar and Bethany Ann Edgar; and his granddaughter, Zoey Rae Edgar.
Richard graduated from ITT Technical Institute in 1986. He went on to work as a computer engineer at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant and then as the IT manager for the Town of Payson. He began his well-deserved retirement in 2006.
Richard was a lifelong outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and scuba diving. Indoors, he loved to cook, paint and play music. Above all else, he loved his family. He was an excellent husband, father and provider. Their happiness was always paramount to his.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Messinger Funeral Home in Payson on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at 901 S. Westerly Rd.
All who knew Richard are welcome to attend.