SFC (RET) Edward Small obituary: SFC (RET) Edward Small's Obituary, Junction City

In Memory Of
SFC (RET) Edward E. "Ed" Small
1947 - 2023

In Memory Of
SFC (RET) Edward E. "Ed" Small
1947 - 2023

Edward E. Small, 75, of Dwight, passed away on August 12, 2023, at the Life Care Center in Burlington, Kansas.

Ed was born on December 23, 1947, to Willard and Cora (Norton) Small in Chico, California. He lived in California until his grandmother signed him up for the U.S. Army at the age of 16 and he served honorably in two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. Once back home, he decided to stay in until his retirement in 1985. Soon after his departure from the military, he started truck driving, where he stayed for another 25 years. Ed never took too well with retirement, so he decided to continue to help his community by taking on different tasks around town.

Ed and Clovis were married on March 27, 1970, in Jesup, Georgia. Over 53 years of marriage, Ed and Clovis lived all around the United States due to Ed's military career. They both built a family together during the years he was in the military.

He is survived by his loving wife; two sons, Chuck of Dwight Kansas, Matthew (Melinda) of Wilsey, Kansas and one daughter, Lillie of Dwight, Kansas.

He is preceded by one son, Willie of Brunswick, Georgia and two daughters, Debbie of Crocker, Missouri and Sandra of Junction City.


Edward E. Small, 75, of Dwight, passed away on August 12, 2023, at the Life Care Center in Burlington, Kansas.

Ed was born on December 23, 1947, to Willard and Cora (Norton) Small in Chico, California. He lived in California until his grandmother signed him up for the U.S. Army at the age of 16 and he served honorably in two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. Once back home, he decided to stay in until his retirement in 1985. Soon after his departure from the military, he started truck driving, where he stayed for another 25 years. Ed never took too well with retirement, so he decided to continue to help his community by taking on different tasks around town.

Ed and Clovis were married on March 27, 1970, in Jesup, Georgia. Over 53 years of marriage, Ed and Clovis lived all around the United States due to Ed's military career. They both built a family together during the years he was in the military.

He is survived by his loving wife; two sons, Chuck of Dwight Kansas, Matthew (Melinda) of Wilsey, Kansas and one daughter, Lillie of Dwight, Kansas.

He is preceded by one son, Willie of Brunswick, Georgia and two daughters, Debbie of Crocker, Missouri and Sandra of Junction City.


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