Healdton resident Harvey "Chick" EUDY passed away on May 25, 2007 in Ardmore, Okla., at the age of 84 years. No services are scheduled.
He was born on March 29, 1923, in Biglo, Ark., to Mose Light and Lillie Brewer EUDY. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lonnie Eudy.
Chick was a Marine Corps Sergeant from 1941 to 1947 serving during World War II. He had special military qualifications of construction crew chief and served in the Pacific Theater of Operations from March 11, 1943, to May 8, 1945. Chick's Marine Corps battles included, North Solomons, BSI, Dec. 16, 1943, to Jan. 20, 1944; Bougainville, BSI, Nov. 1, 1943, to Dec. 15, 1943; Guam, MI, July 21, 1944, to Feb. 10, 1945; and Iwo Jima, VI, Feb. 27, 1945, to March 5. 1945.
He was there to witness the raising of our flag during the fighting in Iwo Jima. Chick was awarded various medals including the Victory Medal World War II, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Meal, American Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After the war Chick spent his time as a farm manager for Rapidan River Farm, a well known breeding farm located in Lignum, Va., owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Hagan.
Chick and Edna M. Longee Cox were married on May 22, 1998, in Healdton. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a granddaughter, Kari Childers, Okla. and a great-niece, Rhonda Bowman, Texas.