Graveside services with military honors for Donald Melvin Eddings, 88, of Blanket will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Blanket Cemetery. Mr. Eddings passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. No visitation is scheduled.
Donald was born July 22, 1929 in Blanket, to Walter Melvin and Nona Beatrice (Allen) Eddings. He grew up in Blanket and graduated from high school there in 1948. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in Korea. He later attended Odessa College before becoming a postal carrier. He delivered mail for 32 years in Odessa. Donald married Sharon Sanders on Sept. 23, 1976; and after retiring from the Postal Service in 1989, they returned to his hometown of Blanket. Donald loved to play the lotto; but more than that, he loved to spend time with his friends and family and relive his youth. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Sharon Eddings of Blanket; children, Keith and Kelli Eddings of Odessa, Janette and Philip Williams of Brownwood, Ben Kinnard of Blanket and Sharon Hendrix of Brownwood; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Frances Taylor; brother, Gene Eddings; and son, David Eddings.
In lieu of family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association in honor of Donald’s grandson, Kaleb Eddings, who received a new heart this year.
Online memorials may be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.