SIKESTON - Edward Sweet, 84, died at 3:05 p.m. Dec. 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born March 29, 1920, in Hardin, Ky., son of the late H.D. and Jewel Wells Sweet, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi and Scott counties. He was employed by the Bertrand Cotton Gin for 28 years and owned and operated Sweet's Trucking Company until retiring in 1980. He was a member of the first deportment with the U.S. Army invasion on Normandy Beach in World War II, a member of VFW Post 3174 in Sikeston and was of the Protestant belief.
On Oct. 11, 1941, he married Bertha Heckert who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, James Edward Sweet of Kansas City, Kan.; one daughter, Sharron Ann Smith of Miner; two sisters, Nadine Grooms of Festus and Virginia Jane Pulliam of Elsberry; four grandchildren, Lisa Duke Spalding of Benton, Brad Sweet of Olathe, Kan., Jason Sweet of Kansas City, Kan., and Wayne Smith of Sikeston; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Lee Sweet, Thomas Sweet and Hardy Sweet; and two sisters, Wilma Lynn and Lois Heckert.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Bill Meeks, pastor of the First General Baptist Church of Charleston, will officiate.
The Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard will conduct graveside military rites at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.