SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dr. Edwin Jordan Masters, 63, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born July 30, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Dr. Edwin Caleb and Bess Jordan Masters. He graduated from Advance, Mo., High School in 1963 and was valedictorian of his class, received his bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. in 1967 and his MD degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1971. He practiced medicine at the Advance Medical Clinic from 1971 to 1974, Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston from 1974 to 1987, Family Physicians Group in Cape Girardeau from 1987 to 1995, Regional Primary Care Inc. in Cape Girardeau from 1995 to 2001 and Premier Family Physicians Inc. in Cape Girardeau from 2001 to 2006. He was a member of the Missouri State Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and was one of the leading Lyme disease physicians in the world.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston and a former member of the Sikeston Jaycees.
He married Jackie Ebaugh in Cape Girardeau on June 21, 1970, and she survives of the home in Sikeston. He is also survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ryan and Julie Masters of Quincy, Ill., Jordan and Abbey Masters of Cape Girardeau and Drs. Reid and Jenna Masters of San Diego.
He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Allen Cryer of Carrollton, Texas; and a sister, Charlotte "Rusty" Newton of the Happy Farm in Advance; and four grandchildren, Ayanna Askew, Anna Cryer, Ezra Cryer and Lydia Masters.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Sikeston, with the Rev. Mary McCord, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.
The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Lyme Disease Institute, c/o Linda Scott, First State Bank & Trust, P.O. Box 1830, Sikeston, MO 63801.