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Ernest S. Solomon

Major (Retired) 
Heart Attack


Entered Into Eternal Rest
Thursday, November 17, 2005

Mr. Ernest Stanley Solomon, age 68, formerly of Franklin, TN, entered into rest November 17, 2005 at Harris Hospital HEB in Bedford, TX. He served in the USAF, retiring on January 1, 1977 at the rank of Major.

He then worked as an instructor for Ford Asset Program and was a retired teacher of Nashville Tech in Nashville, TN. He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in the Grassland Community. Services were held November 19, 2005 in Frederick, OK with Full Military Honors at Frederick Memorial Cemetery. Proceeded in death by his parents, Ernest E. and Laura Lee Crawford Solomon of Frederick, OK and wife, Laura Frances Pewitt Solomon of Franklin, TN.

Survivors include wife, Kathryn Stevens Dodd Solomon, Bedford, TX; Sons, Charles David (Nancy) Solomon, Rockdale, TN, Kenneth Stanley (Linda) Solomon, Franklin, TN; grandchild, Cody Kendall Solomon, Franklin, TN; stepdaughter, Beverly (James) Luman, Leslie, AR; stepson, William Dodd, Bedford TX; step grandson, J. W. Luman, Leslie, AR; brother, Charles (Judy) Solomon, Dumas, TX; nieces, Gina Solomon & Amy Solomon Tinney, also of Texas. Memorial services were conducted December 3, 2005 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

The earliest military order that Ernie forwarded to me was a copy of an order while he was stationed at Sewart AFB, TN that was dated January 16, 1957. If I recall correctly, he graduated from Officers Candidate School after being assigned to Sewart and subsequently graduated from Air Force Pilot Training. He became a C-130 command pilot who flew many missions in Viet Nam. I've spoken and corresponded with Ernie numerous times. The first time that I met Ernie was probably during 1994 when he and Fran attended the first get-together that I set-up in Nashville. Each and every contact that I had with him has always been positive in every way. He was Life Member 195 of the Combat Control Association and always ready to do whatever was asked of him.

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