Memorial service for tragic solicitor

Chorley solicitor David Edwards
Chorley solicitor David Edwards

A memorial service will be held for a popular Chorley solicitor this week.

David Edwards, 51, was found dead at his home on Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, in August.

His wife Sharon Edwards, 42, has been charged with his murder and has appeared in court.

The service will be held at St Laurence’s Church, Union Street, Chorley, at 3pm on Friday. It will be followed by a celebration of his life in Chorley at Chorley FC’s social club, Victory Park, from 6pm.

Mr Edwards was a staunch Chorley FC fan who had supported his team both home and away for a number of years.

His funeral was held at St Peter’s Church, Lapal, Halesowen, West Midlands, from where Mr Edwards originated.

He had been a solicitor for 26 years and was a partner at Chorley-based law firm, Kevills, until being made redundant recently.

Mr Edwards was regularly seen at the football ground wearing his beloved Chorley shirt at matches.

Friends wore Chorley FC football shirts and black armbands at the Magpies’ home tie against Harrogate Town after his death in August.

The club have held one minute’s silence to remember him, as well as victims of the Shoreham air disaster.

The Magpies also walked out to the Harry J All Stars classic, The Liquidator. The song is regularly played by Premier League club West Bromwich Albion – Mr Edwards was also an Albion fan.

A spokesman for Chorley FC said: “We’re pleased to allow the fans a chance to mark Dave’s passing. He was well liked at the club and we’re glad we can help out.

“With his funeral being in his home town it was difficult to attend so we wanted to give fans the chance to pay their respects at the football club.”