Eldon Jack Edgin

May 18, 1936July 9, 2020
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Eldon Jack Edgin, 84, of Dallas, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020. He was born on May 18, 1936, in Ozark, Arkansas, to the late Raymond and Ruby (Chandler) Edgin, and grew up on a small farm. Eldon was a 1954 graduate of Ozark High School and went on an academic scholarship to Arkansas Tech for two years before transferring to UT Arlington, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. In 1972, Eldon received his Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from SMU. He worked several years for Texas Instruments as an engineer, specializing in manufacturing. He retired from NEC in 1994 where he had been Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing. Following retirement, Eldon served as an engineering consultant for The Thomas Group until he left to become President of Interlink Technologies.

Being committed and passionate about his work over the years, Eldon also relished his time away from work. He enjoyed fishing and was an expert genealogist for many years. He was a member of the Richardson HAM Radio Club, and enjoyed his time spent as a HAM Radio Operator. Eldon owned and managed an apartment complex and several duplexes in Irving for many years with his best friend Don McGuire. A man of few words and of the Methodist faith, his actions always spoke louder than his words. He was a gentle and humble man who cherished his family above all else. Eldon will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

In addition to his parents, Raymond Festus and Ruby Alice Edgin, Eldon was preceded in death by his older infant sister, Helen Marie Edgin; and younger brother, Harley Allen Edgin. He is survived by his wife of 63 years whom he met on a blind date, Janice Ruth Deaton Edgin; son, Eldon Jack Edgin, Jr., daughter-in-law, Lora Sue Edgin, of Frisco, TX; grandchildren, Leslie Nicole Haight, Jack Cuneo Haight, Benjamin Alexander Edgin; nephew, Kemper Edgin and great nephew, Wesley Edgin of Ozark, AR; and niece, Dwana Phillips and husband, Mike Phillips, of Cleburne, TX.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 5-7pm in Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX 75081. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 1pm with interment to follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, TX. The funeral will be live-streamed at the Sparkman Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease Fund. Those wishing to send condolences or sign the online guestbook may visit


  • Chris Deaton, Pallbearer
  • Jack Haight, Pallbearer
  • Bobby Deaton, Pallbearer
  • Marcus Richardson, Pallbearer
  • Wesley Edgin, Pallbearer
  • Spencer Deaton, Pallbearer

  • Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease Fund


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 18, 2020


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Matthew Webb

August 14, 2020

I never met Eldon in person but became acquainted through our shared passion for genealogy and researching the chandler family through our common ancestor Joseph Thomas chandler. We corresponded frequently over the years through mail and later via email. I always appreciated his knowledge, experience, and most of all his willingness to share and collaborate. I will miss being able to reach out to him. My condolences to his family and friends.

Eunice Sixkiller

July 18, 2020

I was one of Eldon's classmates at New Hope School. We went to New Hope school through the eighth grade. I saw Eldon at the New Hope reunion many times. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Eunice Davis Sixkiller

Ron Garvin

July 18, 2020

Janice my privilege to share in the online service. My condolence to you and the entire family for your loss.

Donald McGuire

July 16, 2020

Eldon was my best friend and Real Estate Investment Partner. We first met working at Texas Instruments (TI) as Manufacturing Engineers in 1965. We became friends and remained good friends after Eldon left TI for other opportunities. We invested in Rental Real Estate together for many years and remained close friends after selling all our investments. It was always a pleasure working with Eldon -- A man of honor and completely trustworthy. He was a man of great Intellect with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters Degree in Engineering Management. He was also a student of History and many other subjects. He always impressed me with his knowledge of historical detail. Eldon always demonstrated great love for his family and friends. Eldon was a great friend and I will miss him very much.

Gene Robinson

July 15, 2020

I worked with Eldon when he setup a new production facility for us at Texas Instruments for a new commercial product line. With out his efforts we would have never been able to be successful. He brought on line a complete production capability in a very short time. He was able to do the impossible in his quite and efficient approach in achieving what was needed.
My condolences and prayers go out to the family.

William (Bill) Jackson

July 15, 2020

I had the great pleasure and honor of knowing and working with Eldon at The Thomas Group and Interlink. He was, as so many others have so eloquently expressed, not only humble and intellectually gifted but a consummate gentleman as well. We have continued our friendship over the years since moving on from those two companies . My heartfelt condolences go out to Janice and his wonderful family. I am confident that you will all meet again.

B. J. Posey

July 15, 2020

Eldon hired me to work for NEC in 1988, where I worked for over 28 years. He was an exceptional boss and had a great sense of humor to go with it! This long term career allowed me to have a balanced work/personal life and provide my children with great educations. Many people have been blessed through God's hands upon him. Thank you Eldon! My prayers are with you Janice and your other family members.

Leslie Haight

July 14, 2020

Leslie Edgin-Haight

July 13, 2020

My Grandpa was the best. I aspired to have many of his amazing characteristics such as his humility, hardworking, thoughtful, giving, and strong demeanor. My Grandpa never missed a sporting event, choir concert, theater performance or whatever else my brother and I had going on.
One of my favorite memories was going with him to Arkansas to see where he grew up. My Grandpa never bragged about his accomplishments but on this trip I got to learn about his humble beginnings. He taught me the value of hard work. My Grandpa inspired me growing up and will continue to inspire me going forward.
You will be missed dearly by many. Thank you for being the best Grandpa I could ever ask for. Rest In Peace.

Joe Whitehead

July 13, 2020

We have lost a great friend and a great man. He was the shining star of the class of 54.


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