John A. "Boots" Edgar, 67, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Wichita, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the VA Regional Medical Center Hospice in Wichita, Kan.
He was born March 13, 1944, in Bremerton, Wash., the son of Clarence Edgar and Viola Ruth Nicolson Edgar.
He had served with the United States Navy during Vietnam where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, a Bronze Star and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Following his military service, Boots worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of the Derby V.F.W.
He enjoyed church activities and fishing.
Survivors include a brother, Vincent Edgar, Wichita, Kan., and a sister, Mary Louise Harkins and husband, Bob, Goodland, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Viola Ruth Edgar and a brother, Wesley Edgar.
V.F.W. Chaplin James R. Stradley will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at the U.S. National Cemetery.
Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Friends and family may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 9:45 a.m.
Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan.