Jimmie Loyd Edgington
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Jimmie Loyd Edgington
  • December 18, 1940 - April 19, 2017
  • Queen Creek, Arizona

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Jimmie Loyd Edgington, 76, of Queen Creek, Arizona, died April 19, 2017, at 12:19 p.m., in Sun City, Arizona. He was born December 18, 1940, in Everton, Missouri, the oldest son of the late John and Betty (Darst) Edgington and brother to Bob, late, Phillip and Tommy Edgington. He attended Ash Grove High School where he played baseball, basketball, football and track. In track, he held the state record of 136' 7" for discus in 1958 until recently. He also played semi- pro baseball before joining the Army. He was a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the Army when he left after 14 years of service. He was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, and Indochina. He knew his passion was in aviation, so when he left the Army he worked for the State of Arizona, Department of Transportation as a chief pilot until he retired in 2004. Then he worked for Internal Revenue Service where he receives a federal pension. He was married six times and had four children: Janice, Sharon, Vickie and Brandon Edgington. Interment with military honors will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, California on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.