The Orange Leader
Joe Brown Eddleman, 72, of Pittsburg, Texas, died Friday, November 9, 2012, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Mr. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Wilkerson Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home in Orange.
Born in Orange on August 16, 1940, Joe was the son of Tom and Gladys (Brown) Eddleman. He graduated from Little Cypress High School and later graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor degree. Joe was a member of the Southwest Fertilizer Conference.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Duane Eddleman, Joe is survived by his wife, Gayle Rickard of Pittsburg; two children; two grandchildren; and step-son, Stephen Rickard. He is also survived by his sisters, Janye Rodgers, June Murff; and a very large extended family who loved him very much.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Cowboys Who Care Ministry, P.O. Box 99, Douglas, Texas 75943-0099.