To say Willie Edwards is the bravest of the lot wouldn’t be a huge understatement. After all, it takes guts to go alligator hunting on your own. One of the youngest members of the cast, Willie Edwards is the oldest son of veteran swamper Junior Edwards and his wife Therese Edwards. Born and raised in a gator hunting family, Willie followed the footsteps of his father and grandfather ever since he was old enough to walk. An accomplished gator hunter, Willie likes to strike out on his own. With his father hanging the boots at the end of season six, Willie is the one carrying the family name.
Little is known about Willie’s life growing up. Born into a gator-hunting family in Louisiana, Willie Edwards spent much of his early life with his brother Randy Edwards. From a young age, both Willie and Randy were taught the secrets of gator hunting. The pair would often follow Junior during the gator hunting season. Junior Edwards is one of the last remaining year-round commercial fishermen in south Louisiana. When both Willie and Randy came of age, Junior parted the teachings to his sons. Junior Edwards and his wife Theresa hanged up their hunting boots at the end of season six.
Losing his brother:
For the longest time, Willie and Randy Edwards worked in pairs. Alongside their father, the gator family trio was one of the most respected groups in Louisiana. But in September of 2018, Randy lost his life to a car accident. His Chevrolet Silverado struck a pole on the Highway which caused the car to flip. When Randy was ejected from the vehicle, he had sustained heavy injuries. The injuries proved to be life-threatening and Randy lost his life. Both Willie and Junior took to social media to announce the news of Randy’s untimely death.
On his own:
With the death of his brother and his father hanging the boots, Willie is the last man standing. A veteran swamper, Willie likes setting out on his own. Faithful to the old ways, Willie often relies on his trusty treble hook to reel in the gators. And this season, Willie is going after the big guys in the swamp.
Life on Swamp People:
Willie has been featured on the reality series Swamp People ever since his early days as a gator hunter. The series which premiered on the 22nd of August 2010, featured three generations of the Edward family clan. Willie, his father Junior, and now his son Little Willie. The series is currently airing its 11th season and the series is expected to wrap up on the 19th of March, 2020.
Willie Edwards is a married man. He is married to Sherrie Edwards and the pair have been together for over 19 years. In their years as a married couple, Willie and Sherrie gave birth to three children. A daughter, Michaela Edwards and two sons, Landon and William IV Edwards.
Willie and his wife do not talk about Michaela and there is a reason behind it. They lost their beloved daughter Michaela however, there is no information about how and when she passed away. Willie’s son William IV Edwards referred to as Little Willie features in the latest iteration of swamp people.
As of 2020, Willie’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 400,000. Much of his net worth comes from reality TV show Swamp People. While selling the meat of gator may not contribute much to his net worth Willie does attend different events where his fans request him to make appearances.
Age, Nationality, Ethnicity
The reality TV star Willie Edwards has left his age to guess among media houses. His younger brother Randy Edwards passed away at the age of 35 in 2018. Obvious Willie is above 37 as of now, and an educated guess would be Willie is someone nearing or in the early ’40s. Willie is American by Nationality and if ethnicity is concerned he is of white descent.