Edgar Foster Felps
Edgar Foster Felps
  • August 30, 1924 - December 16, 2016
  • Texas

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Edgar Foster Felps, 92, of Texarkana, TX, died on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 in a local nursing home. He was surrounded by his four children and many other relatives. Ed was born in Mobile, AL. His first job was with the Corps of Engineers. He joined the U. S. Navy in 1943, and through a mutual friend, Ed met his pen pal Kitty. They exchanged hundreds of letters during his naval service and were married Apr. 20, 1946 in Texarkana.
After moving to Texarkana, he worked at Logan Electric, which he later co-owned for over 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a true servant of God, volunteering at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for many years, and in many roles, including Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Parish Council, Finance Council, Building and Grounds Director, and Holy Cross Cemetery. During retirement, he mastered the art of woodturning, specializing in segmented bowls. He loved working with his hands and turning blocks of wood into beautiful hand turned bowls.
He loved his family and was always interested in their lives and enjoyed the many gatherings and meals shared. His wife of 56 years, Kathryn "Kitty" Dupre Felps, preceded him in death. He is survived by four children, Rose Felps of Texarkana, Kay and Gregg Miller of Dallas, Rusty and Sharon Felps of Texarkana, Amanda and Bill Bauer of Texarkana; six grandchildren, Daniel and Claire Felps, Scott and Jennifer Felps, Tim Felps, Marc and Emma Miller, Becky and Kenneth Leaf and Michael Bauer; two great grand-daughters, Kathryn Leaf and Cecelia Miller.
Services will include a rosary Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:00p.m. at East Funeral Home, Moores Lane, followed by visitation; and Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church followed by graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Building Fund or a charity of your choice. Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com