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Services for Emeritus Marketing Professor Dr. Laddie Logan Will Be Dec. 13


JONESBORO -- Dr. Laddie Bruce Logan, Arkansas State University emeritus assistant professor of marketing, died Saturday, December 7, 2013.

A 1957 agri business graduate of then-Arkansas State College, Logan went on to earn his Master of Business Administration degree from Arkansas State University in 1979. He also held a Ph.D., from the University of Memphis.

While a student at Arkansas State, he was a member of Sigma Pi social fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Upon graduation, he received an ROTC commission into the U.S. Army; 20 years later he retired from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was awarded three Legion of Merit medals, the Meritorious Service medal, a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star medal with valor devise and two oak leaf clusters, the Combat Infantryman badge, the Air Medal with Numeral 2, Army Commendation Medal, Parachutist badge, Ranger tab, Vietnamese Ranger badge, Vietnam Service medal with four Bronze Service stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver cart and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm. Logan was also inducted into the university’s ROTC Hall of Heroes. He taught at A-State from 1979 until his retirement in 2000.

Along with fellow marketing professors Emelda Williams, Joe Horsley and Charles Ford, Logan was honored in 2006 by his fellow College of Business faculty through the establishment of an endowed scholarship, the ‘100 Years of Marketing Excellence’ award, to recognize the positive impact the four professors made on the marketing profession at Arkansas State University.

Formerly of Walnut Ridge, Ark., he was preceded in death by his wife Mona Clark Logan in 2007. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

A service will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Greene County Animal Farm or the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society.

For more information and to sign an online guest book, visit the Emerson website: http://emersonfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2344851&fh_id=10418.

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