James Edward "Ed" Krebs
James Edward "Ed" Krebs, 90, of Haskell passed away on April 18, 2014. Born March 25, 1924 in Portland, Oregon, to Charles and Jewell (Watts) Krebs, Ed leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Faye Anita (Callahan) Krebs, son James Michael "Mike" Krebs (Sandy) of Haskell, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Ambrose Wise, older brother Alvin, and oldest son Gerald Edward “Jerry” Krebs.
During the Depression, Ed worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during WWII on the U.S.S. Salt Lake City, which was nearly lost in 1943 during the Battle of the Komandorski Islands. After marrying Faye in 1946, they moved to Haskell where they raised Jerry and Mike. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum Co. in Bauxite after 30 years of service.
Ed was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. He served on the Haskell City Council and was a member of the Haskell Optimist Club, which was instrumental in developing the Haskell City Ball Park. In earlier years, he could often be found in Dallas County at the Haskell Hunting Club.
Also known as “Pawpaw”, Ed loved being surrounded by his family, supplying his great-grand kids with candy, and having morning coffee daily with his friends at the Haskell General Store. He was blessed to be able to tend his garden and mow his lawn right up until his Lord called him home.
Visitation is from 2-4pm Sunday, April 20, at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton. Funeral service will be held at 10am Monday, April 21 at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Haskell. Burial at Mt. Harmony Cemetery. Pallbearers are Randy Clift, Terry Callahan, Gary Anderson, Casey Krebs, Chad Krebs, and Jordan Krebs.
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