Melvin Harrison Eddings, 79, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Melvin was born on October 29, 1940 in lake Arthur, New Mexico to Isiah and Tressie Eddings. He married Shirley Ann Horton on June 16, 1961 in Arlington, Texas. Melvin was a General Inspector for Vought Corporation (LTV) in Grand Prairie, Texas before moving his family to Whitesboro, where he became a real estate agent for Brown Real Estate for over 20 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Whitesboro and the Whitesboro Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Eddings of Sherman; son, Kyle Eddings and wife, Rosemary of Whitesboro; daughter, Becky Hamilton and husband, Randy of Sherman; daughter, Doreena Dokas and husband, Stephen of Dallas, PA; son, Steve Eddings and wife, Letha of Summerville, SC; son, David Eddings and wife, Annette of Yakima, WA; fifteen Grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, brother, Terry Eddings, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Isiah and Tressie Eddings, and brothers, Anthony and Darrel Eddings.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Kelly Eddings, Kyle Lighty, Frank Lighty, Stephen P. Dokas, Brandon, Hamilton, Jacob Eddings, Josh Phipps, Raymond Smith, Justin Talley and Stephen Vanderford.
Funeral services honoring Melvin will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Mike Flanagan and Rev. Rick Carney. Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Whitesboro. A time of visitation for friends and family will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the funeral home.
So sorry for your loss
He has been part of my family, since 1966 when I married into the Horton family. We celebrated many family birthdays, Easter gatherings, & Christmas celebrations together!
He will be greatly missed.
Peace & love to Shirley & all his family!
So sorry for your loss. Only saw him at the reunion, but enjoyed visiting with him. He was a good guy.
A wonderful grandfather and amazing person. Could not have asked for someone better. I will miss him very much.
Sorry to hear about Melvin.Praying all the family and friends comfort and support during their loss .He always spoke to us and was such a good man.He was kind and honest and loved to talk and enjoyed life.RiP Melvin.
So very sorry to hear of your loss!! Prayers of love and comfort to you all.