84-year-old retires from GM after nearly 63 years

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Paul Edwards accepted promotions at General Motors but the new jobs didn’t last long.

Instead of telling people what to do, Edwards says he preferred to do it himself. And he did — for nearly 63 years.

The 84-year-old man retired Friday at GM’s Flint Metal Center after more than six decades at the automaker. The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/2dg1Z3X ) says dozens of co-workers, past and present, joined Edwards for cake and kind words.

His last job at GM was machine repairman. GM retiree Al Hudkins says he always thought “they’d have to carry Paul out of here.”

Edwards and his wife, Mary, have been married for 65 years. She’s glad to have him home — but for how long? Edwards already has been offered a part-time welding job.


Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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