Edwin Oídell ëTedí Almon, 90, of Haywood Townes, Hendersonville, NC went on to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, September 2, 2010 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.
A native of Asheville, he was the son of the late Spurgeon and Marie Dillard Almon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Ruth C. Almon and a son, Jimmy Oídell Almon. He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church of Asheville and served as a deacon and teacher. He was a current member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, the Truthseekers Class and Menís Prayer Breakfast Group. Ted was a volunteer for Interfaith Assistance Ministry for several years.
He was a Chief Petty Officer of the Naval Photographic Service during World War II. He was retired from America Enka Company, serving for 32 years as the manager of office services.
Surviving are his wife, Mary B. Almon; a daughter, Cecilia Almon Toomey of Acworth, Georgia; two half-sisters, Frances Horton of Asheville and Rebecca Chatman of Newton; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, September 4, 2010 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Officiating will be Dr. Gordon Elliott and Rev. Wally Shamburger. Military Honors will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.
A private interment will be held at Shepherd Memorial Park.