E.D. Nation, fondly known as “Cowboy,” was born October 23, 1931, in Miller to Elisha Dyer Nation and Victoria Pauline (Parker) Nation. He passed from this life April 27, 2012, in Antlers at the age of 80. E.D. enjoyed friends and coffee. He raised cattle and horses and liked to tinker. He ran Playday and the Rodeo for Pushmataha County, was on the Fair Board, Masonic Lodge 32nd degree, and attended First Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. E.D. was preceded in death by his parents: Elisha Dyer and Victoria Pauline Nation; one sister: Corolene Campbell. He is survived by his wife: Virginia Nation of the home; sons: James Dyer Nation and wife Debra of Bedford, TX; Brad Christopher Nation of Dallas, TX; Joshua Daniel Nation and wife Jennifer of Durant; nephew: Mike Campbell; two nieces: Johnna Schick of Oklahoma City, and Vicki McKee of Oklahoma City; one sister: Charlene Cornelius of Oklahoma City; grandchild: Jayden Nation; numerous great-nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Antlers First Baptist Church with Reverend Aaron Reed officiating. Music included “Angel”, “I’ll Fly Away”, and “When I Get Where I’m Going”. Interment followed at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Miller Cemetery with Naval Honors included. Family and friends may send online condolences at www.millscoffey.com .
Funeral services conducted by Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers.