George Quinn Edens Jr.
December 18, 1946 – May 3, 2021
George Quinn Edens Jr., age 74, of Wanette, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. George was born December 18, 1946 in Alexandria, Louisiana. A celebration of life for George will be held Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services -South Chapel, 7720 S Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159.
George Quinn Edens Jr, 74, passed away on May 3,2021 at Norman Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Linda (Cobb) Edens. They shared 38 years of marriage together.
He was born in Alexandria, LA, 12/18/1946. He was the son of George Quinn Edens and Mary Edith (Cole) Edens. He moved to Blountstown Florida when he was a child. He graduated from Blountstown Highschool in 1964 as a member of the National Honors Society. George then went on to Auburn University and graduated with his Bachelors in Aviation Maintenance in 1969. In April on 1987 he obtained his Masters Degree in Aviation Maintenance from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. George was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War and member in the United States Air Force from 1969-1989. During his time in the USAF, he was the Chief of Propulsion Sys Branch; SAC Missile Combat Crew, Aircraft Maintenance Officer for the KC 135, and an Assistant Deputy Commander. He was a decorated Veteran receiving numerous medals and awards during his service including-Meritorious Service Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force E Training Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device and two Oak Leaf Clusters, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. George retired from the USAF as a Major in October 1989. After his Military Retirement he held several jobs with Lockheed Martin, AC Humco Foods, ITC Foods, Tyson Foods, and Oklahoma State Penitentiary. He retired from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as the Policy and Procedures Officer in 2011.
He was a member of the Air Force Association, American Legion, Armed Forces Benefit Association, and America Military Retirees Associations. He enjoyed college football, hunting, fishing, camping, tending to his tomato plants and being outdoors. Most recently his passion was watching his grandchildren play sports.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Edens and his daughters Ashley Anderson and husband Matt Anderson of Mustang, OK; Stephanie Mckechnie and husband Mike Mckechnie of Mustang, OK, and Jennifer Porter and husband Wes Porter of McAlester, OK. He had several grandchildren Ashlynn Porter, Hannah Porter, Garrett Aldredge, Eden Anderson, James Anderson and one great grandson Stetson Aldredge. He has three sons Charles Edens, Derrick Edens, and Matthew Edens. George had one sibling, Mark Edens and wife Alisara Edens of Bellevue, Washington.
He was predeceased by his parents George Quinn Edens and Mary Edith Cole Edens and his in-laws David Lamont Cobb and Betty Cobb.
The Celebration of life service will be held on June 21st, 2021 at 1:30pm at Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services-South 7720 S Pennsylvania Ave, OK 73159.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the following: Dale K Graham-Veterans Foundation PO BOX 592 Washington, OK 73093 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 1235 South Clark Street, Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22202
Celebration of Life
Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services -South Chapel
George Quinn Edens Jr.
June 8, 2021
I can't even begin to explain how much I miss you and how much I wish I would have known we were going to lose you so suddenly. It still doesn't seem fair and I don't think it ever will be. I am grateful and thankful for everything you taught me. I hope know how much I love you and how proud I was that you were my dad. You are missed so very much.
"I like to think you're somewhere amongst the stars and on the hardest nights that's why they shine a little brighter." SL