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Eddie's Soaring Eagle

I will be working to put Eddie's picture and favorite things to do along with events that are his alone. He is my oldest son and the middle child. Please feel free to email me with suggestions, comments or if you find any errors as no one is perfect.


Eddie has loved Eagles since he was a youngster. His dad was in the U.S. Navy for four years and had an eagle tatooed on his arm. So Eddie has been collecting eagles of all types for many years. I made a ceramic eagle in 1975 with wings spread and claws extended as it was leaving a tree stump searching for prey. This is one item that Eddie has requested his dad leave him as his inheritance.

Other hobbies that he enjoys are fishing and camping. He started working with his dad in the family business when he was 9 years old. He was a gopher on the construction crew which meant that he had to fetch and carry anything that the guys needed. His first pay check was for $10.00 which he spent in one day. After that time, we made him put half in savings and he could spend the rest. At the age of 14 years, he could run the crew himself. However, it was hard for older people to take orders from a teenager so he did not do much supervising until a few years later. Now, Eddie and his brother, Jason run the crew since their dad's death in 2008 and mom does the paper work end of the business.

Eddie had a fasination with snakes and this comes from the stories that his dad told about having a black king snake in his room when he was a teenager. Of course, all Eddie's book reports were done on snakes until the teachers caught on, then he did them on football players.

You guessed it! His other love was football from the time he was 9 years old. He played on the Little League Pee Wee and older teams through 6th grade. He played from 7th grade to 12th grade in the school district games. He was on the offensive and defensive teams playing both ways and most of each game. He was the center all those years ending his 11th and 12th grade seasons as All-District Center which was an unanimous vote of all team coaches. He was also listed as the top Center by the Dallas Times Hearld for those years.

In 1993, Eddie married Shannon and they have 3 children, Nathan, Joe and Shyanne. These kids are as active as Eddie was in school.

Nathan lives in Mabank.

Joe is about to graduate from the Kilgore Fire Academy in November and hopes to work at Mexia Fire Station.

Shyanne is the youngest who is 17 and a Senior in High School. She excells in 6 sports and hopes to get some scholarships for Cheerleading, volley ball or soccer.

She has beennamed an All American Cheerleader for 6 years {since 7th grade}


Shannon works for Mabank ISD as Registor in the office at Southside.


2016 Shyanne Vinson's Graduation

Awards: Mabank Girl Athlete of the Year

MVP in Cheerleading ; MVP Track -went to Regionals with the 800m Relay

MVP Powerligting - Advanced to State Finals in 143 lb. class.

2014 Joe Vinson's Graduation

2014 Shannon's Grandmother, Thelma Wright on her 90th Birthday

L-R: Shyanne, Joe, Nathan and "GG" Great Granny Thelma.




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This page was last updated on 26 October 2015.


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