Euell Franklin “Jabo” Edmonson, 83, of Bauxite passed away at his home Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
He was born June 21, 1930, in Bauxite to the late David Frank and Alice Henthorne Edmonson.
Mr. Edmonson was a sign painter and wildlife artist and was one of the first five individuals inducted into the Bauxite Sports Hall of Fame.
He was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church and the Bauxite Old Timers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, D F. Edmonson and Bill Edmonson.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bobbie Broadway Edmonson of Bauxite; a daughter, Melissa Moix (Richard); two granddaughters, Megan Cassil (Steven) and Molly Moody (Blake); and a great-grandson, Jamie Cassil, who was the light of his life.
He is also survived by his brothers, Leon of Benton, Bob and Thurman of Bauxite, Phillip of Bryant, Randy of Prattsville, Lynn of Traskwood, and David of Glen Rose; and sisters, Helen Ward of Keyser, W.Va., Ruby Ridgeway of North Little Rock, Verna Land of Kansas, Margie Ladd of Sheridan, Mickie White of El Dorado, Linda Hardin of Hot Springs and Mary Abels of Bauxite.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Sharon Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Hamlin and the Rev. Kim Hammer officiating. Burial will follow in Bauxite Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Lucas Nalley, Doyle Nalley, Jason Smith, Ray Moix, Alex Kehress and Justin Broadway. All of Mr. Edmonson’s coffee-drinking buddies are honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047) in Benton.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard .
Family comments: The family would like to express their thanks to Saline Memorial Hospice House staff for their tender, loving care.