Paul C. Edgington
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Paul C. Edgington, 77, passed away on January 6, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born in Concordia, Kansas on August 27, 1936, the son of Ross and Wanda Edgington. Growing up in northern Nevada, Paul attended Sparks schools, and graduated from Sparks High in 1954, coming away not only with a diploma, but also the love and friendship of his high school sweetheart, Margie, who became his bride in 1956.
Paul attended UNR, and received his degree in fire science from Western Nevada Community College. Having enlisted in the Air National Guard at the age of 17, he eventually served as the Nevada Air National Guard Fire Chief. He achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant at the age of 29, which at the time, made him the youngest ever to do so in the Air Force.
Paul joined the Reno Fire Department in 1961, eventually climbing to the rank of Battalion Chief, a position in which he served for many years prior to his retirement in 1992. He was a kind, forgiving, understanding and extremely generous gentleman, who many sought out for advice and guidance.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roy Edgington. He is survived by Margie, his loving wife of 57 years; children, Kathie Clayton (Steve), Ruedy Edgington (Allyson), Paula Kerns (Tom) and Tina Harris (Rick); grandchildren, Kim Conrad-Wolfe (Glen), Beau Keenan (Heather), CJ Keenan (Melisa), Kylie Keenan, Paul Keenan, Erik Edgington, Anthony Harris, Haley Harris, Matthew Edgington and Annika Kerns. Survivors also include 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny, Terry and Todd Edgington; stepmother, Elsie Edgington; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services for Paul will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3 pm at the Sparks Church of the Nazarene, 2200 El Rancho Drive. Private interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Reno. Through the years, Paul owned and loved several dogs, whom he counted among the best of his many friends. In honor of that special bond, his family requests that Paul be remembered with donations in his memory to the Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502. Please visit www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com and leave a remembrance in Paul's Book of Memories.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2014
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