Alan Delton Eaves
December 19, 1945 – November 17, 2020
Alan D. Eaves, age 74, passed away on November 17, 2020. He was born December 19, 1945, to Amos and Jessie Eaves. He married the love of his life JoAnne Carroll, August 12, 1966. Together they had three children, all of Iowa Park; Debra Payton, her husband Jamer, and their children Jacie and Dalton. Chris Eaves and his wife Stephanie and their children Britani Atteyah and Nathan Eaves. Shannon Fowler, her husband Wesley and their daughter Makenzie. They had two great-grandchildren Benjamin and Karter.
Anyone that knew Alan very well, knew his love of drag racing. Alan loved to go fast, and had a wealth of knowledge about tuning and working on race cars. He was the owner of Alan’s Automotive in Iowa Park for numerous years. He later went to work for Iowa Park C.I.S.D as a school bus driver, where he was employed for 11 years. During those 11 years he proudly received school bus driver of the year award 4 times. He loved all of his bus kids very much.
The family will be planning a private memorial for him at Wichita Raceway Park.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Alan Delton Eaves
Linda and Jim Bob Merrick
November 22, 2020
Our hearts are heavy with sadness for your loss. We loved Alan. He was a good friend to our family for many years. Love to you during this time.
November 19, 2020
My first recollections of Alan are of the many times I had business dealings with him probably at least 15-20 years ago when I would go to his shop for car inspections and service. He always came across to me as a fair, honest hard working car mechanic that I had full confidence in. Then over 11 years ago we were both hired about the same time to drive school buses. Then I got to know him better on a daily basis as we showed up everyday of the school year to do our jobs. It was then I realized my earlier impressions of his work ethic and character were correct. Our 2 bus parking locations at the bus barn were next to each other so naturally I had many conversations with him. We also went on many out of town bus trips together and Alan was the kind of guy that made me feel confident that no matter what came up on those trips that I could count on Alan to have the knowledge and common sense to figure out the best solution. I will truly miss being around him to enjoy his friendship and that unique humor and smile. Paul Arrington