Elmer Lee Edgmon, 87 passed away on November 11, 2020 in Nacogdoches, Tx. Mr. Edgmon was born on May 5, 1933 to the late Earl and Iva (Robinson) Edgmon.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Elmer was born in Comanche County, Oklahoma. He graduated from Walters High School with many athletic accomplishments and attended Southwestern University on a football scholarship. Covered in dirt after working in the fields he noticed a young girl living across the street and asked her to get a coke. Frances Verlene Park said yes, and they married October 19, 1952 and spent 68 years together. He joined the Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Guided Missile Unit as a Forward Observer. They raised two children and made Garrison their home in 1969.
Elmer loved his family and friends and spending time with them. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. Some of his favorite times and ours were spent together at the deer lease. He enjoyed all sporting events, especially watching his great-grandson. Elmer believed in bowing your head, removing your hat, and standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We never missed driving by a Braums without getting a strawberry malt – “Make it thick”. He truly enjoyed his early morning routine of making the rounds at Garrison Hardware and the Happy Cow. He lived a rich life which included giving the SFA Ladyjack basketball team a place to call home, cooking meals for the Garrison Booster Club, hunting trips in Colorado, and jobs that allowed him to ‘talk’ to people. He loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church. He was always available to drive the church van when needed. He enjoyed life, there never was a dull moment when he was around and extremely quiet when he wasn’t. He touched many lives, and it is evident by the phone calls and messages we have received.
He is survived by his loving wife, Verlene Edgmon; son: Ricky Edgmon and wife Laura of Dallas, daughter: Jana Muckleroy and husband Wade of Nacogdoches, brother: Jimmy Edgmon of Walters, Okla.; Grandchildren: Ryan Williams and wife Tasha of Royse City, Tx, Maci Muckleroy Strahan and husband Dustin of Beckville, Tx, Reese Edgmon Wilkinson and husband James of Temple, Tx, Natalie Baumann and husband Cody of Lake Jackson, Tx, Kyle Edgmon of Dallas; Great Grandsons: Regan Williams, Landry Wilkinson, Baby Wilkinson, Michael & Mason Baumann; Great Granddaughters: Kinslee Williams, Tatum Wilkinson, & Shyanne Strahan; Numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of family and friends that were loved.
Mr. Edgmon is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Iva Edgmon; brothers: Billy Edgmon and Franky Edgmon.
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