Mr. Robert Eugene Eaton, age 76, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 24, 2010 at the Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Eaton was born in Walker County, Georgia on February 21, 1934, son of the late William Armstrong Eaton and Janie Kathrine Gentry Eaton. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the New Visions Praise and Worship, was a successful and dedicated member of the AA program. Prior to retirement, Mr. Eaton was employed as a Security Officer at Mt. Vernon Mills, and was preceded in death by his wife, Delcy Eveline Caldwell; sister, Millie Louvina Hyde; brothers, Troy Armstrong Eaton and James Herbert Eaton.
Mr. Eaton is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Brown, Luke and Shirley Brown, and Curtis and JoAnn Brown all of Summerville; daughters and Son-in-law, Debbie and Stanley Grey of Trion and Sherry Glass of Ames, Iowa; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 27, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at the New Visions Praise and Worship with Rev. Jackie Jones and Rev. Barry Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Trion Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joseph A. Brown, Junior Norrod, Keith Grey, Jason Grey, Jeff Jones and Kevin Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Alicia L. Norrod, Redmond ICU Staff, Home Health Staff and Viola S. Norrod.
Mr. Eaton will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. At other hours they may be contacted at the residence of a son, 606 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road, Summerville.