Charles W. Eddington
Funeral Date: 8/29/2012

Obituary:
Charles W. Eddington, age 80, of Warren, AR. died Sunday August 26, in Little Rock. He was born December 12, 1931 in Houston, TX. to Louis W. and Josie Holcomb Eddington. He was preceded in death by two sons Bruce David Eddington and David Paul Eddington and two brothers Robert L. Eddington and Rayford Eddington. Survivors include his wife, Edith Himel Eddington, and three sons, Brian Eddington (Sharon) of Baton Rouge, LA.; Steve Eddington ( Vanna) of Benton, AR. and Todd Eddington (Patty) of Parker, CO. He was especially proud of his 10 grandchildren; Anna Claire, Melanie, Hannah, Sarah, Mary Grace, Sam, Elena, Jack, Luke and Bradley Eddington. They have inherited his natural curiosity and a fair measure of his stubbornness. He retired as director of public affairs from Potlatch Corporation, where he lobbied on behalf of the timber industry. He was Bradley County Citizen of the Year in 1985 and had served as chairman of the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren, where he served on numerous committees and was actively involved until his death. He was a lover of plants, particularly roses, and maintained extensive rose beds at the Warren Municipal Park and the Bradley County Hospital. He was raised in Many, LA., and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in Germany. He graduated from Louisiana State University and was a vocal Tiger fan. He was a past sports writer for the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and State Times, taught journalism at Southeastern Louisiana University, and worked in public relations and public affairs for the Louisiana Forestry Association, Weyerhaeuser and Potlatch. He and his wife operated an antique store in downtown Warren for a number of years in retirement, combining his love of history, junk auctions and furniture refinishing. Graveside services were 9:00 a.m. Wednesday August 29, at Outlaw Cemetery in Sumpter, AR. Memorials service was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday August 29, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Maskell officiating. Joye Splawn was organist. Active pallbearers were Dr. Hal Brown, Tommy Burrow, Fred Dorsey, Jim Brazeel, John Little and Mike Jolley, Honorary pallbearers were John Cuthbertson and Joe Henley. Arrangements wereby Frazerís Funeral Home.

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Name: Ken & Lula Ellis
Message: So sorry for the loss of Charlie. He will be missed as a neighbor and friend. Prayers for the family.

Name: Bennie and Melba Taylor
Message: So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. Praying for the family.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Eddington Family: You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Andy, Kim, Drew and Ridge Gibbs

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Floyd Jr.and Norma Johnston
Message: I loved to go in the Antique Store and look around and talk to Charlie and Edith. Always enjoyed them, always the nicest people, he will be missed. Saying a prayer for the family.

Name: Floyd Jr.and Norma Johnston
Message: I loved to go in the Antique Store and look around and talk to Charlie and Edith. Always enjoyed them, always the nicest people, he will be missed. Saying a prayer for the family.

Name: Jonathan and Adrienne Skaggs
Message: Sorry to lose such a nice neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Name: Bruce, Deana and David Cooper
Message: We will truly miss Mr. E. He was a very gracious and kind person. We loved him very much. Sorry for your families loss.

Name: Scott and Rhonda Powell
Message: You are in thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sarah Blackmon
Message: I am saddened by the passing of Charlie. I have fond memories of him and Edith at UAM Forestry events in the late 70's and 80's. He always added a spark to any activity he participated in. My thoughts andf prayers are with you. Sarah Blackmon

Name: Susan Roberts
Message: When I moved to Arkansas more than 12 years ago, Charlie was one of the first friends I made. So many accomplishments in his life! I will miss his honks as he drove by my house on his trips to visit with Edith in Star City. My prayers to his family who he loved so much.

Name: Ashley Holthoff SWD at Gradner Nursing Center
Message: This breaks my heart. I loved this man. He would come and sit for hours with Ms. Edith here at the nursing home. I am so heart broken. We will miss him so much! And I promise to make sure Ms. Edith will be taken care of.

Name: Fred Burnett
Message: Sorry to hear about Charlie's loss! Your family is in my family's prayers!