Eddie “Buddy” Ray Childers Jr., 67, of Quinlan was released from the confinement of earth and body on July 10, 2015 joining his dear mother, grandmother and others in heaven. A celebration of Buddy’s life will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday July 17, 2015 at Ingram Funeral Home in Quinlan.
Eddie was born November 21, 1947 in Dallas, the son of the late Edward Ray Childers Sr. and Dorothy Hastings Childers. He graduated from Mesquite High School in 1966 where he was ranked 44th in his class of 390. He attended Henderson County Jr. College in Athens before honorably serving his Country from June 1967 to June 1970 as a member of the United States Army. While in the Army he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Expert Badge for Rifle. In 1980 he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Texas – Dallas. He later passed the General Security Representative Examination thru the U.S. Stock Exchange in 1991 and that same year he passed the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination. Eddie authored ‘God and the Psychology of Religion under the pen name Theo Sopo and developed the parlor game ‘Crude N Crazy’ which was registered in 1995.
He is loved and will be missed by his sisters: Mary Boothe Jordan of Mabank, Vikki GoDair and husband Clint of Eustace, Glenda Hooper and husband Ed of Quinlan, Kerry Edison and husband Bill of Nachodoches; nieces and nephews Monte Boothe, Jennifer Mattingly, John Boothe, Les Boothe, Maggie Toh, Jeff GoDair, Aaron Edison, Nikki Edison, and Cassie Edison; as well as Nieces who are “daughters of his heart” Stephanie Crane and Jessica Hess and their children who were Buddy’s “grandchildren of his heart” Brett Crane, Blake Crane, Breanna Crane, Wyatt Hess, Abigail Hess, Isabelle Hess and Joey Hess; and his beloved neighbors and friends.