Ernest William Edington Sr., 87, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 6. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Dumas.
He retired from Alcoa after 30-plus years as a Department Manager Instrumentation/Electrician.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sallie Crain Edington; a son, Ernest William Edington Jr.; a brother, James Edington; and a sister, Shirley Moyer.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Virginia Edington of Benton; three sons, Randy K. Edington of Buckeye Ariz.; Robert J. Edington of Mt. Ida and Brent Alan Edington of Hillsboro, Ore.; a daughter, Alisa Kay Calhoun of Amity; grandchildren, Jonathan Edington, Stephanie Hern, Holly Callaway, Kelly Hall, Sallie Bowman, Claire Edington; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Hern, Alyssa Hern, and Riley Nash Callaway.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlton N. Cross officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Family comments: Ernest was a self-educated, highly intelligent individual who was constantly pursuing further knowledge. He was known for his steady, responsible behavior, but also for his unique humor and fun-loving antics. Ernest was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa and a friend and supporter of many and will be missed by all who knew him.