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Edgar Earl Fain, 82, of Lone Grove, died April 7, 2010, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Coryell County to Horace and Ruth (Carroll) Fain.

He was especially proud of his 11 great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time entertaining them. He was the oldest son of seven children.

He served in the Air Force and was proud to be a veteran. He retired from the U.S. Weather Service in San Antonio after more than 30 years installing and supervising weather monitoring and radar systems across South Texas.

He loved organic gardening and always shared his vegetables with others. He also spent many hours running, including marathons, and received numerous trophies, even into his 70s. During his early years he worked with his brothers in the family beekeeping business and earned the nickname “Honey.”

The Fain family moved their beekeeping business to Llano from Santa Rosa in the early 1950s. Over the years he continued to keep bees and greatly enjoyed his part in Fain’s Honey.

He was a man of great character and faith. He always saw the best in others. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Llano, where he enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Over the years he participated in mission trips with several churches as far away as Alaska and Montana, where he was able to help with building projects. He had a servant heart and was a living example to all. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years Anna Beth (Overstreet); sons Stephen and his wife Cheryl, and Richard; daughter Donna Orsag and her husband Larry; grandchildren David, Darren and Andrew Orsag, Amy Blackburn, Ryan and Becky Fain, Sanora and Anthony Fain, and Christina and Trey Moore; siblings Margie Patterson and husband Ed, Tom Fain and wife Frances, Robert Fain and wife Patricia, Dewey Fain and wife Erwinna, June Fowler and Sharon Offer and husband Sammy.

He is also survived by his wife’s brothers and families; Eddie and Sandra Overstreet and Fred and Vicki Overstreet.

He was preceded in death by his son Randy.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. April 9 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. April 10 at First Baptist Church, Llano, with the Rev. Rick Cundieff officiating.

Burial will follow at the Board Branch Cemetery in Lone Grove. Pallbearers will be Ryan Fain, Anthony Fain, David Orsag, Darren Orsag, Andrew Orsag, Matt Blackburn, Trey Moore and Daniel Klingspor.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 107 W. Luce, Llano, TX 78643 or Living Water International, PO Box 35496, Houston, TX, 77235-5496.

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