One reference says he was born in Tennessee, but his obituary says Mississippi.
Gadsden Times, 6 September 1944, Page 3:
"Wabon A. Eddings, whose wife, Mrs. Glady Eddings, lives in Anniston, has been awarded the Good Conduct Ribbon for efficiency and fidelity in the performance of his duties somewhere in the South Pacific. He is also entitled to wear the Defense Service ribbon and the Asiatic -Pacific ribbon for his participation in the battle of Solomon Islands in August, 1942."
Wabon Eddings annually attended the Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa (1970s-90s) and worked in the railroad roundhouse for Republic Steel in Gadsden, Alabama.
Social Security Death Index
(SSDI) Death Record
Name: Wabon A. Eddings
State of Issue: Tennessee
Date of Birth: Wednesday November 01, 1916
Date of Death: Thursday April 15, 1999
Est. Age at Death: 82 years, 5 months, 14 days
Last known residence:
City: Gadsden; East Gadsden; Hokes Bluff
ZIP Code: 35903
The Gadsden Times, Friday, April 16, 1999:
Eddings, Wabon A.
Funeral will be at 11 am. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Wabon A. Eddings, 82, Gadsden, who died Thursday, April 15, 1999. The Rev. Don Pendergrass will officiate. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Eddings was a native of Amory, Mississippi, lived in Gadsden (Alabama) since 1945; Veteran of World War II; retired from Republic Steel and member of East Gadsden Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his Wife, Gladys Eddings. He is survived by his daughter, Micki Jane Pruitt; son-in-law, Charles Pruitt; one grandson, Aaron Pruitt; brother, James R. Eddings; sister, Mary Neil Smith; and a number of nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Ralph O. Rowe Sr., Jimmy Bearden, Joe Bearden and Bill Bearden. The family will receive friends from 9-11 Saturday morning at the funeral home.
Gladys W Walls Eddings
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