|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 2007|
Edgar Lee Etier Jr., 88, a physician, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2007, at home surrounded by his family. As we mourn the loss of our precious husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we celebrate his life of service as a dedicated physician, loyal friend and vibrant volunteer.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Church, 6100 Pershing Ave. Following a private committal service for his family, Ed's cremated remains will be placed on the family plot in Greenwood Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Great Room at Robertson Mueller Harper.
Memorials: Consideration of contributions to Meals on Wheels of Fort Worth, the Day Resource Center of Fort Worth, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., or a charity of one's choice, in memory of Dr. Etier, is suggested.
Survivors: His wife of 63 years, Patricia Nesrsta Etier of Fort Worth; daughters, Michele Etier Davis and her husband, Tom, of Houston, Diane Etier Robertson and her husband, Haney, of Nacogdoches and Suzanne Etier of Fort Worth; son, Dr. Lee Etier and his wife, Jean, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Thad Davis and his wife, Sherri, Bryan Davis and his wife, Kelly, Shannon Davis and his wife, Mary-Beth, Kathleen Willman and her husband, Kyle,
Aimee Etier and Noel Etier; great-grandchildren, Brandt and Blake Davis, Bayli and Max Davis, Maren and Liam Davis and Cassidy and Alex Willman; sister, Jane Ryan of Fort Worth; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a wealth of treasured friends.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 9/28/2007.
EDGAR LEE ETIER Jr. (1919-2007) A life of travel, and of serving others
By ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
Star-Telegram staff writer
FORT WORTH -- Dr. Edgar Lee Etier Jr. was a Renaissance man who loved to travel and enjoyed fine wine, the arts, skiing and bike riding.
"He was interested in everything, and Ed could converse on any topic," John Giordano, a longtime neighbor, said Friday.
Dr. Etier, 88, died at his home Thursday of congestive heart failure, his family said.
Giordano, who lived next door to the Etier family for almost 20 years, said he often skied and took early-morning bike rides with Dr. Etier. Dr. Etier volunteered as a physician for the Fort Worth Symphony. He also volunteered with the Fort Worth Ballet, and in the early 1980s, Dr. Etier traveled with the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra on a groundbreaking trip to China, Giordano said.
He was also the doctor for a different kind of ensemble -- Texas Christian University athletes, whom he often brought home for holidays, his daughter Suzanne Etier said.
"He was interested in everything, and he also was all about serving other people," she said.
Dr. Etier was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Fort Worth to Edgar Lee Etier, an auto dealer and banker, and Mattie Cordelia Pitcock. He graduated from Paschal High School in 1936 and Texas Christian University in 1940. He graduated from the University of Tennessee medical school in 1944.
He became an Army officer in 1945 and served in Germany during the post-World War II occupation.
Dr. Etier practiced internal medicine at the former Fifth Avenue Clinic and had a private practice for many years.
Dr. Etier loved his hometown and its history, but he also enjoyed traveling. He took a bike tour with one daughter in the Loire Valley in France and went on a Mediterranean cruise, Suzanne Etier said.
Other survivors include his wife, Patricia Etier; a son, Dr. Lee Etier of Fort Worth; daughters, Michele Davis of Houston and Diane Robertson of Nacogdoches; a sister, Jane Ryan of Fort Worth; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Star-Telegram Sept.29, 2007
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