Earl Lee Eaton
by Kim Swindell Wood | August 12, 2017 6:58 am
Last Updated: August 12, 2017 at 7:51 am
Earl Lee Eaton, 93, of Sparta, formerly of Indiana, passed away Aug. 9, 2017, at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Mr. Eaton was born May 11, 1924, in Argus, Indiana, Garvis Harry Eaton and Ethel Mae Powers Eaton. He was a professional engineer with degrees in several types of engineering. He received a Purple Heart from the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the invasion at Normandy. He was an avid reader and enjoyed golf and fishing in his younger years.
He preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Louise Roler Eaton; and sisters, Janet Cage and Donna Richards.
Survivors include his son, Eric Eaton and wife Fonda, of Cookeville; daughter, Deborah Louise Fenstermaker and husband William, of Kendallville, Indiana; son, Ethan L. Eaton, of Grand Prairie, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan C. Eaton, Todd A. Eaton, Scott Fenstermaker, Trevor Fenstermaker, Kelly Masters, Rebecca Elrod; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Ellie, Abigail, Audry, Alivia, Reid, Lucy, Megan, Trevor; sister, Joyce Butcher; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Aug. 14, 2017, from Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, in Kokomo, Indiana, with entombment to follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m., Aug. 14, until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sparta Rotary Club Veterans Park in care of Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.