Douglas Andrew Eaker Sr.

March 14, 1918December 1, 2012

Douglas Andrew Eaker Sr., 94, died December 1, 2012. He was born in Maiden, NC on March 14, 1918 to Jacob A. and Johnnie Evelyn Crowder Eaker. Mr. Eaker was a WWII Navy Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor. He was also a Mason, Order of Eastern Star, Shriner and member of First United Methodist Church of Cary.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lena Mae Smith Eaker; sons, Douglas Jr., Gregory (Peggy), Philip and Russell (Deborah); 7 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters and a brother.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy Street, Cary. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cary Masonic Lodge #198, Cary Chapter #366 OES or a charity of your choice.

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Ron Howard

December 12, 2012

All our thoughts and Love to Aunt Lena Mae from Ron Becky Dylan Devin Hailey and (Summer) Howard,
Such FOND memories of Uncle "Dunk"

Tim and Tammy Shaw and family

December 5, 2012

Thinking of you all at this time. May you feel God's love and peace.

Merrie Lynn Eaker

December 5, 2012

We wish we could be there to help celebrate Grandad's life. We love you both & cherish so many memories of our time together! ~ Merrie Lynn & kids

December 4, 2012

To the family of Uncle Doug Eaker:
May the peace of God be with you as you remember His life! So good to have met him and Lena at Wake Rehab just a couple months ago. My mom is Sara Anne Smith (Thompson). Her mother is Neva Mae Eaker (Smith). So Doug and Lena Mae were her Uncle and Aunt. Mom has good memories of growing up with you in her life. Much Care and Respect and love for you, Leigh Anne Thompson (Bigger)

Mel, Shirley and Our Girls Payne

December 4, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Eaker family. We know that you have years of memories - remember to continue to share them with each other. I remember reading the F-V Messenger article about Mr. and Mrs. Eaker at Pearl Harbor, Dec 7th and I was so proud to tell people I KNOW this MAN....A true American Hero with his Hero Wife. He is sitting at the feet of The FATHER now .... what a homecoming that must be!! Thank you Russ and Debbie for sharing your parents (both sets) with us...We are very blessed to have all of you in our lives.

Alys Holt

December 4, 2012

Our family has wonderful memories of the stories that Doug would tell us. We will miss him. Our prayers are for comfort and peace with Lena and Doug's family.
Love, Alys, Alex, & Kelly

December 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of Uncle Doug's passing. We will cherish our memories of him. We are sending much love and prayers your way Aunt Lena Mae and the whole family, love you so much. Robin & Emma Hood

December 3, 2012

So sorry to hear of Uncle Dougs passing. We will cherish our wonderful memories of him. Sending prayers and love your way Aunt Lena Mae and the whole family. We love you. Robin & Emma Hood

December 3, 2012

We were sorry to hear of Mr. Eaker's passing. Please pass on our condolences to the family. Mike and Susan Scoggins (friends of Rusty and Debbie Eaker)

Audrey & Grif GRIFFIN

December 3, 2012

Aunt Lena Mae,

We will always treasure the memories of times spent with you and Uncle Doug. The family reunions you hosted were always wonderful and I can just taste Uncle Doug's barbecue...the best in the world. We must also mention your delicious and one-of-a-kind pound cake that's right up there with his BBQ. We
also remember the poker games and great conversations around the table. We will miss Uncle Doug but take comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering and his smile lights up the heavens.

Love, Audrey and Grif Griffin