Frank Danner Edmonsond, 94, of Crossett, passed away on July 8, 2019, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born in Fort Smith on May 10, 1925, to his parents, Nathan, and Ada Danner Edmonsond.
Mr. Edmonsond served in the United States Navy during World War II, including duty stations in Alaska. He was a Naval weatherman and was aboard one of the command ships during the Japanese surrender.
After proudly serving his country, Mr. Edmonsond obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Hendrix College and began working for the Crossett Chemical Company drilling mud and working on the development of Royal Oak Charcoal. He also worked for the Lumber Company and eventually retired from Ashley, Drew, & Northern Railway Company after 15 years.
Mr. Edmonsond graciously shared his love for the outdoors with his two sons, including teaching them how to fly fish, hunt for ducks, and how to search for unique rocks, along with his two daughters.
He was a talented handyman, a loving grandfather who never missed a game, and a God-fearing Christian who attended the First Freewill Baptist Church until his health deteriorated.
Mr. Edmonsond was a brilliant man who spoke with precision, was loved by everyone, and who adored his family.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Pugh and Virginia Davis, and one brother, Bill Edmonsond.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betty Nell Burnett Edmonsond of Crossett; two daughters, Nell Hamlin and husband, Bruce, of North Little Rock, Kathleen Case and husband, Danny, of Harrison; and two sons, Bob Edmonsond and wife, Nita, of Crossett, and John Edmonsond of Joplin, Missouri; and eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m., at Simms Cemetery in Crossett.
Pallbearers are John Edmonsond, Josh Case, Michael Merriweather, Joe Case, Judah Case, and Bruce Hamlin. Honorary Pallbearers are Andy Lloyd, Danny Case, Jacob Case, Alex Hamlin, Daniel Edmonsond, and the men of First Freewill Baptist Church.
Services entrusted to Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.