OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
115 N Neal, Prairie Grove, AR
1918 - 2012
Published: November 20, 2012
Herman Edgin, 94, was born Oct. 4, 1918 in Ozark, Ark., son of Nathan E. and Carrie Bell Avery Edgin. He died Nov. 19, 2012.
He is survived by one son, Ronald Edgin of Olympia, Wash.; one daughter, Debra Cullom of Muskogee, Okla.; one brother, Eugene Edgin of California, Mo.; one sister, Opal Swinford of Ponca City, Okla.; three granddaughters, Rhonda, Renee and Alexis; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Herman was a veteran of WWII and served in the 142nd Field Artillery. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in defense of his country.
He was a proud member of the Civilian Conservation Corp, having helped build Devil's Den State Park. He worked for the Veteran's Administration hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Fayetteville, Ark., for over 36 years.
He was a member of the Mount Comfort Church of Christ and its predecessor congregation since 1969. Herman was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Graveside service will be held at the National Cemetery Pavilion in Fayetteville at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Friends of Devil's Den State Park, 11333 W. Arkansas Hwy. 474, West Fork, AR 72774.
Online guestbook, www.luginbuel.com.
"Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such strong men have lived."
– General George S. Patton