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Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR

OBITUARY

Joseph Harold Eaton

July 12, 1947August 27, 2019
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Joseph H. Eaton, 72, of El Dorado, AR, passed away on August 27 at the John Williamson Hospice House of El Dorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresia Eaton, along with two brothers, David and John Eaton and sister-in-law, Julane Eaton (David).

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jana Eaton; a son, Christopher Eaton (Michele) along with granddaughters, Madison and Cara Eaton and Alex and Erin Healey; a daughter, Joanna Benson (Matt) along with granddaughter, Parker Benson; a brother, Jim Eaton; sisters, Mary Folsom (Ed), Carol Eaton Thompson (Jerry Kozuch), Judith Blackwell (Geoff); and sister-in-law, Linda Eaton (John); mother-in-law, Vada Boone (George); sister-in-law, Gina Bird (Micheal); and brother-in-law, Bill Purvis (Angela); along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Born in Rockford, IL, on July 12, 1947, Joe moved to El Dorado in 1974. He worked as a driller for Charlie Smith Exploration until 1976 when he went to work for Walter Griffin as a bricklayer and stone mason.

In 1986, he joined the El Dorado Water Utilities where he retired as Superintendent in 2013. He was currently hired by the Water Utilities as a consultant for the past 6 years. He enjoyed fishing with longtime friend Dwayne Mathews, listening to live music, playing chess, and shooting pool with his son-in-law and friend Matt Benson. He thoroughly enjoyed the friendships made at the Water Company over the years, especially his friend Charles Omar Brock. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Parker and watching Cubs baseball.

The family would like to thank Dr. George Smith, South Arkansas Home Health, and Lifetouch Hospice.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Young’s Funeral Directors.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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Judie Mcnatt

August 31, 2019

Joe enjoyed laughing at me for years for being a dumb blonde!! He always had a smile on his face. I will miss him.

Bryanna Shaver

August 30, 2019

My papaw Tommy Duft was a friend of his and we all miss and love him ❤️❤️ Bryanna shaver , Tommy Duft , Adam Duft , Bea Duft ♥️♥️

Kimberly Johnson

August 30, 2019

He always had a way of making me feel comfortable. He called me Kimmie and I remember when he took Joanna and I to the museum in Chicago and wouldn’t leave me alone for the train to go home. He always had jokes and warmth in his eyes. He will be missed but I’m so thankful for Joanna and what he’s left behind with her as a wonderful legacy. Love you Joe! ❤️

Charles Omar Brock

August 29, 2019

𝒢𝑜𝒹 ℋ𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓈
ℰ𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎
𝒰𝓃𝓈𝓅𝑜𝓀𝑒𝓃 𝒲𝑜𝓇𝒹
𝒮𝑒𝑒𝓈 ℰ𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎
𝒰𝓃𝓈𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝒲𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹
& ℳ𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓈 ℰ𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎
𝒰𝓃𝒷𝑒𝒶𝓇𝒶𝒷𝓁𝑒
𝒫𝒶𝒾𝓃

Patti Baker

August 28, 2019

Joe was a great guy, always friendly to everyone , a great husband to Jana , he had such a special relationship with his daughter Joanna and his talented son in law and friend Matt. He is one loved Papaw for sure! And Chris, looks so much like him!
We will miss him so, but also take comfort that he is suffering no more!

Gina Purvis/Bird

August 28, 2019

Joe, my Brother from another Mother! He was 1 of a Kind! Always there if I needed him! Always there whoever needed him! I will truly Miss him!!! RIP my Brother ❤ Love you ❤❤

Dennis Mason

August 28, 2019

I met Joe in the early 70s. He was easy going and a likeable fellow as you would ever want to meet. In the spring of 72 (I think), Joe and I worked together in Calhoun Co. for Dr. Setliff on his farm sowing spring oats. We operated identical tractors which were both new and equiped with an eight-track stereo radio. We bunked in a nice barn that had a separate tack room that also had a dorm refrigerator. We kept it full of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. It was the cheapest beer in Hampton. We slept on hay bales in a sleeping bag, which was remarkably comfortable. We soon graduated to a deer camp on the property with beds, refigerator and a wood burning stove, which we used to cook or heat our meals. It was the wildest of times, but ole Joe helped make more fun than work. God got hiself a good man, and the world will be a lesser place without him or people like him. RIP Joe.

Donna Nipper

August 28, 2019

Joe will be greatly missed by everyone that loved him. I will always remember how good Joe & Jana were to me during hard times. Friends like that don’t come often .

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Biography

Joseph H. Eaton, 72, of El Dorado, AR, passed away on August 27 at the John Williamson Hospice House of El Dorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Theresia Eaton, along with two brothers, David and John Eaton and sister-in-law, Julane Eaton (David).

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Jana Eaton; a son, Christopher Eaton (Michele) along with granddaughters, Madison and Cara Eaton and Alex and Erin Healey; a daughter, Joanna Benson (Matt) along with granddaughter, Parker Benson; a brother, Jim Eaton; sisters, Mary Folsom (Ed), Carol Eaton Thompson (Jerry Kozuch), Judith Blackwell (Geoff) and sister-in-law, Linda Eaton (John); mother-in-law, Vada Boone (George), sister-in-law, Gina Bird (Micheal), and brother-in-law, Bill Purvis (Angela); along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Born in Rockford, IL, on July 12, 1947, Joe moved to El Dorado in 1974. He worked as a driller for Charlie Smith Exploration until 1976 when he went to work for Walter Griffin as a bricklayer and stone mason.

In 1986, he joined the El Dorado Water Utilities where he retired as Superintendent in 2013. He was currently hired by the Water Utilities as a consultant for the past 6 years. He enjoyed fishing with longtime friend Dwayne Mathews, listening to live music, playing chess, and shooting pool with his son-in-law and friend Matt Benson. He thoroughly enjoyed the friendships made at the Water Company over the years, especially his friend Charles Omar Brock. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Parker and watching Cubs baseball.

The family would like to thank Dr. George Smith, South Arkansas Home Health, and Lifetouch Hospice.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Young’s Funeral Directors.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com