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Edward Franklin Hiserodt Iii

November 6, 1939 — November 28, 2023


Edward Franklin Hiserodt Iii

Edward Franklin Hiserodt III
Born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 6, 1939, Edward Franklin Hiserodt III “slipped the surly bonds of earth” the afternoon of November 28 in his bed reading a good book. He was the only son and eldest child of Edward F. Hiserodt, Jr. and Mary Louise Rapp Hiserodt, who also raised two daughters, Martha Louise Hiserodt Johnson, and Alissa Cruz, all of whom preceded him in death. Known as “Eddie” by family and “Ed” by his many friends, he is survived by his wife, Kaye Denise Corder Hiserodt, and their children: Scott, Benjamin (Julie), Jennifer Cormier (Paul), Jill Snyder (Edward), Stuart and Philip (Leanne), Alex Maitland (Rebecca); grandchildren: Jeremy (42) and Alecia (36), Bahram (36) and Arian (34) Banki, Kyle (31) and James (27) Maitland, Clay (29) and Regan (27) Etheridge, Harrison (21), Sola (20), and Rocket (13) Snyder, Wilder (8) and Ridgely (5) Hiserodt; and stepdaughter, Niki Darling.
Ed’s undying loyalty to the Crimson Tide began with his college career at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he joined Sigma Chi Fraternity and went on to earn a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in 1962. After graduating and earning a private pilot’s license that year, he worked in a number of engineering capacities including as a NASA contractor on the Saturn V project in Huntsville from 1962-1966, and as an electrical manufacturer’s representative for Ransom Sales in Memphis. In 1970 he moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, and in 1983 founded Controls & Power, an engineering representative firm for electrical control manufacturers, of which he was president for the remainder of his life. Ed prided himself on achieving his bucket list items of owning his own plane and making a hole-in-one. But he never got around to climbing Mount Everest. (Too much trouble.)
Passion for liberty was his raison d’etre, and he lived a life supporting those causes that restore and safeguard the freedoms we inherited from those who died to ensure we would have them. A life member of The John Birch Society and former chairman of the American Conservative Union, his special interest rested in promoting nuclear energy and exposing the myth of so-called “renewables.” As such, he was a member of the Society for Accurate Radiation Information and Environmentalists for Nuclear Power. A long-time contributor to The New American Magazine on science and energy issues, in 2005, he penned his magnum opus, UnderExposed: What if Radiation is Actually Good for You?, currently in its second printing of the English edition and which has also been translated into Dutch and French.

Funeral will be Friday, December 8, at 10:00 AM Griffin Leggett Funeral Home, 1751 Dave Ward Dr., Conway, AR.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
Hillsdale College
Doctors for Disaster Preparedness
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine: Metabolic Profiling Research
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
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Friday, December 8, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Griffin Leggett Funeral Home

1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, AR 72034

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