Anyone with ties to the Ozarks knows the name. Eddlemon was the sports columnist for the local newspaper until his retirement in 1993, and kept a presence in the section until being hospitalized earlier this year.
Steve Koehler -- another well-known writer -- remembers Eddlemon in a keeper of an obit. Here's how Koehler describes Eddlemon:
In the morning, he would sit at his desk in the middle of the sports department, an eraser-less pencil tucked behind an ear, coffee at his desk. He'd greet co-workers or guests to the office the same way. "Dandy Guy!" would bellow from his lips and through the newsroom.