Robert William Edgin

Monday, December 1, 2014

Robert William Edgin, 78, of Rector, passed from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on March 8, 1936 in Rector to the late Louis and Ollie (Pratt) Edgin. William was the Service Manager at Glen Sain for 36 years. He enjoyed watching basketball games and the Cardinals; enjoyed the early days of stock car racing, duck hunting, and loved spending time on the lake with his family, drinking coffee with his neighbors and sitting on the porch watching birds. The world lost and encyclopedia of knowledge--because he could fix anything.

William was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years: Esther "Pat" Edgin of Rector; one son: Kenneth Wayne Edgin and Linda of Paragould; one daughter: Ramona Faulkner and Kenny of Rector; one sister: Dovie Smith of Rector; four grandchildren: Lauren Faulkner, Parker Edgin, Jarrod Buck and Jeremy Buck (Whitney), four great-grandchildren: Jarrah Buck, Aubrey Buck, Ainsley Buck and Bentley Edgin, all of whom were his pride and joy, along with a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Rector. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Rector with Bro. Mace Straubel and Bro. Laramie LeQuieu officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector with Irby Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Norman Arnold, Mike Vowell, Stan Lloyd, Brian Linam, Kirk Ford, Todd Ford, Cary Clayton, and Lindall Pratt.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Parker Edgin, Jarrod Edgin, Jeremy Edgin, Frankie Swindle, Andy Swindle, and Keith Hill.

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