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George L. Eaton

December 2, 1948August 26, 2020

GEORGE L. EATON Born in Howell, MI on December 2, 1948 to William and Betty Eaton. He was raised in Williamston and graduated from Williamston High School in 1967 as a state champion wrestler. He then got drafted to go to the Army and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. In 2010 he retired from the Department of Public Works for the City of Perry after 31 years. On Wednesday, August 26, 2020 George passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He lived in Laingsburg with his wife Leslie of 41 years in the house that they built together. George was tough as nails, taught his boys their good work ethic and was always willing to help someone in need. George loved his family. He built his home for all to enjoy. Having gatherings with his family, and his friends who became family, at every opportunity. He, Leslie and always a crew, traveled across the United States in their motorhome, always on the way to visit family, friends or traveling with family and friends. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren perform in whatever activity was important to them, sports, music, dance, etc. George always said hello and goodbye with a hug. He is survived by his sons Chris (Christine) Eaton, Ryan (Jillaine) Eaton and Ross Eaton. His grandchildren, Drew (Malorie), Caleb, Gage, Isabella, Onalei and Logan and great grandchildren Averi, Audree and Ayla, his brothers and sisters Ron (Cathy) Eaton, Sandy O’Reily, Bill Eaton, Beth (Doug) Groshong and Don Eaton. He is preceded in death by his son Troy Eaton, his mother Betty, father William and his father in law Robert Hulliberger. Next summer there will be a Celebration of Life held at his home. In lieu of flowers please donate to either Sparrow Hospice or the Troy Eaton Memorial Scholarship in George’s name.


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Judy Guenther

August 30, 2020

George and I both worked for the City of Perry. He stopped into City Hall almost every day just to say hello and see how our day was going. He was always so thoughtful and kind to me. He was a good friend. Sorry for your loss Leslie and boys.

Sharon Duncan

August 30, 2020

George worked for my Dad for many years at the city of Perry. I always loved to listen to him tell stories, his laugh was infectious. He always had time to talk to me when I would show up at the barn or a job site. Never an unkind word.
My condolences to you all at this sad time.

Marylou Budreau

August 29, 2020

Our hearts are broken. All those who knew George loved him. Our memories of camping, laughing , playing euchre, visiting at the Henning’s, watching MSU football, I can go on and on, will forever be etched in our hearts. We will miss him! Hugs to Leslie and the boys!

Dennis and Marylou Budreau

Robert & Sally Coffey

August 29, 2020

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same...George is one of those people. We will always cherish the beautiful memories of George. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Mike Smith

August 28, 2020

So sad to hear the news of George's passing. I want to send my condolences to Leslie and the boys. George was such a great guy. I was fortunate enough to be able to work and play with George over the years, and he was great at both. When I think of George, I think of someone as tough as nails, but with a huge heart. There was nothing George would not do for you if you needed a hand. He was one a lot of people could count on to be there on a Saturday or Sunday morning to help pour concrete, or roof a building, or help you with whatever you needed. He will be deeply missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know him, and lucky enough to have him as a friend.

Margaret Horstman

August 28, 2020

George. The man, the myth, the legend.
Always a hug.
At every sporting event for the kids.
The greatest laugh.
Life of every party.
Such a good, good man.
So much love to all of the family always.
Love you all! Marge...


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