TUCSON, Ariz. - Edgar R. "Ed" Ring, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson.
Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., to the late Earl Melvin and Nora Anderson Ring, he owned and operated Bootheel Dairy in Sikeston, was a member of the Sikeston Rotary Club and was veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. A member of the North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent for 15 years.
On Feb. 14, 1942, in Charleston, Mo., he married Eloise Gilliland, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Stephen Shell of Tucson; one sister, Virginia Hensler of Schwartz Creek, Mich.; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, L.N. "Bud" and Helen Gilliland of Sikeston; one grandson, Dustin Shell of Tucson; and one granddaughter Brittni Shell of Tucson.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kim Ring; and two brothers, Amon and Martin Ring.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Norman Elledge of First General Baptist Church in Advance and the Rev. Ernest Elledge of Sikeston will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be J.W. Nelson, Bill Hupp, Bud Dock, Andy Elledge, Bud Miller and Billy Chamberlain.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Trotter and Eugene Gilliland.