Norman E. Logan Jr. of Stephens County

EASTLAND – Norman E. Logan, Jr, 49, of Stephens County, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leon River Cowboy Church in Olden with Pastor Paul Howie officiating. The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Mr. Logan was born on April 1, 1961 in Albany, GA to Norman E. Logan, Sr. and Lorraine (Hood) Logan. He grew up in Texas graduating from Clint High School in El Paso and Sul Ross State University in Alpine with a Bachelors’ Degree in Art. He was a salesman for 17 years working for Coors Distributing in Ft. Stockton, and Schwan’s Sales Enterprises in Ft. Stockton, Alice, and Breckenridge. He married Cheryl Lynn Powell on April 16, 1988 in Sunnyside, TX. He began his teaching career in Woodson then at Eastland High School, teaching art, since 2000 where he was named Teacher of the Year. He owned L&M Tree Service and was an active member of the community. He had a passion for working with young people and led his art club in numerous projects including participating in Old Rip Fests and sponsoring a haunted house every Halloween. He helped start the Outdoor Art Museum in Eastland and was named the Golden Deed Award winner presented by the Eastland Chamber of Commerce. In his teens he had been a student acrobatic pilot. He was a member of the Leon River Cowboy Church, Chamber of Commerce and the Eastland Center for the Arts. He was currently a board member helping to restore the historic Lyric Theatre on the square in Eastland. He enjoyed radio controlled models, art, camping, fishing, hunting and spending time in the outdoors. His father preceded him in death on May 27, 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Logan; 2 sons, Norman Brett Logan and James Bryant Logan; his mother, Lorraine Logan of El Paso; brother, Mark Eugene Logan of Colorado Springs, CO; and his maternal grandmother, Sarah A. Hood of El Paso.

A fund has been set up at First Financial Bank in Eastland for donations to be made in Norman’s name.