November 24, 1930 – February 12, 2021
Roy Eakins, 90, of Parkersburg passed away on February 12, 2021 at CCMH. He was born on November 24, 1930 in Roane County, a son of the late William E and Toy Westfall Eakins. He was retired from Union Carbide/Elkem Metals. He was a USMC veteran of the Korean Conflict. He participated in the assault and capture of Inchon Korea, the Wonsam Hungnam and Chosin Reservoir Campaigns. He also participated in actions against the enemy in Central and South Korea. Roy was proud to serve his country and proud to be a Marine. Roy was an avid fisherman and hunter. His greatest pleasure was grouse hunting and was the best there ever was. Roy was also one of the founding members of the Grace Gospel Church in Pettyville, WV. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Evelyn of Parkersburg; son, Edwards Eakins and wife, Brenda of Little Hocking, Ohio; daughter, Tammi Eakins Montez and husband, John of Houston Texas; grandchildren, Melinda Eakins Diebolt and husband, Mark of Tucson, Arizona, Christopher Eakins and wife, Angie of Dover, Delaware, Nicholas Montez and wife, Elena of Houston Texas, Michael Montez and wife, Ruth of Houston, Texas, Daniel Montez of Houston, Texas; eight great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Eakins Baugh; three brothers, Vincent, Ralph, Harry; four sisters, Faye Martin, Marie Miller, Arlene Morris, Sylvie Taylor. Due to COVID, there will be no services at this time. An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.sunsetparkersburg.com
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February 18, 2021
Ed, Brenda & family , Sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. We’d heard thru friends & neighbors what a vibrant part of a Grace Gospel he was. Sending hugs of comfort. Charlie & Karen Cayton
Jenny Rollins Rubio
February 17, 2021
Dearest Evelyn and family, Greetings from Cali, Colombia, South America. I fondly remember the good ole days in the old worship center at Grace Gospel. Familiar faces Sunday after Sunday those fond memories roll around in my heart. Oh if we could only have one more hour back there with Bill Angel leading the song fest. We had great times with God celebrating the life of His Son. May we all be reunited in the not too distant future and enjoy those wonderful moments together. God richly bless you in the up coming days. Jenny Rollins Rubio
February 17, 2021
Sending our love and sympathy to you. Roy was a great friend to us and we loved our "Hound dog", our marine, our candyman. Praying God's peace to keep your heart and mind until we meet again.
February 16, 2021
Evelyn so many years have gone by, but I will always cherish all the memories and kind words from you and Roy when I would see you at Grace Gospel. I started there as a teenager and you two always were all smiles. God Bless your Family and I will keep Roy in my heart.
February 16, 2021
So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. I met him when he purchased a new red Buick from me. We had the best time test driving and talking. Lots of laughs! He had that great smile! There was alot of stuff on that Buick so he came around quite often for a couple weeks. I definitely didn't mind, I liked listening to his stories about his life experiences. We'd laugh and joke about burning the wheels off that Buick "coming in hot!" He always put a smile on my face! Prayers to family and friends.