|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2004|
Arthur Edward Addison, 85, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday at St. Mary's Health Center at Jefferson City.
He was born Dec. 12, 1918, at Hawkins, Texas, a son of the late Fred Addison and Lois Perkins Addison.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was with the first American troops to enter and help liberate the Mauthausen Concentration Camp just outside the city of Linz in Austria.
He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Medal, Marksmanship Medal, 3 Bronze Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal and numerous other medals.
He retired from Burch Plow Works.
He attended the Woodcrest Chapel at Columbia, Mo., and Heartland Fellowship at Jefferson City.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Freddie Maurice Addison, J.D. Addison, Ray Addison and Morris Addison; and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wilma Jewel Light Addison; two sons, Terry Addison of Pine Bluff and Fred Addison of Humphrey, Ark.; two daughters, Sherry Duckett of Jefferson City and Marlene Bush of Hot Springs; two sisters, Joyce Bullock of San Antonio and Kathryn Speaks of Merkel, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Texarkana, Texas. Arrangements are by Houser-Millard Funeral Directors of Jefferson City.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri.
Wilma Jewel Light Addison (1924 - 2004)*
Cedar Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 06, 2012
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