A 2007 Franklin High school graduate, Edens enlisted in the Army three years ago. Among his survivors are his wife, Ashley, and his parents, Jim and Jan Edens (of Franklin) and Janet and Mike Crane (of Phenix City, Ala.).
A recipient of the Purple Heart and other honors, Spc. Edens will be buried at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens. To honor his life and service, the public is invited to gather along the procession route with American flags. His procession will go down Columbia Avenue in Franklin to Main Street; then down Hillsboro Road to Sneed Road; Sneed Road to Highway 100; and down Highway 100 to Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens.
In honor of Spc. Edens' love of motorcycles, members of the Patriot Guard will escort the procession.