Ricky Wayne Edwards, 39, of Fulton, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. He was born May 28, 1974, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Pat (Williams) Ward. On July 8, 1995, he was united in marriage to Christina "Christy" Maupin. She survives his passing. Ricky proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad where he worked on the bridge crew. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. The times most special to him were those spent with his family. Along with his wife of 18 years, his loss will be deeply felt by his daughters, Adrienne R. Edwards and Megan M. Edwards of Fulton; mother and step-father, Pat (Williams) and Dennis Ward of Okla.; grandmother, Jannie Martinez of Kansas City, Kan.; mother and father-in-law, Doyle and Helen Maupin of Fulton; brother, Brad Edwards (Christina) of Okla.; and brothers-in-law, Dale Maupin (Jessie) of New Bloomfield, and Shawn Maupin of Fulton. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Maupin Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Nigus officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Edwards Family to be used for college expenses for Rick and Christy's daughters, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences can be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.