The last alarm sounded for Deputy Chief Barry T. Edington, DeKalb Fire Services (Ret) on Monday, August 27, 2012.
Born on July 8, 1942 in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late Theodore and Grace Weinheimer Edington. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Edington; and his adoptive mother, Pauline Edington.
Chief Edington spent four years active duty in the United States Air Force and 26 years in the Georgia Air National Guard. He retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He was a poultry producer with Wayne Farms for 24 years and was instrumental in initiating the Georgia Contract Poultry Growers Association. He was a member of the Holly Springs United Methodist Church.
Chief Edington is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Becky) Edington; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Amy and Sam Khair, Jefferson; stepson and daughter-in-law, Scott and Jackie Corley, Buford; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Dan Ricketts, Galveston, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Jane Edington, Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Ansley Briggs, Tanner Corley, Layne Corley, Sarah Corley and Hannah Corley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, at Holly Springs UMC with the Revs. Jerry Cameron and Tom Fish officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jackson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 567, Jefferson, GA 30549 in memory of Barry Edington.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.little-wardfuneralhome.com.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.