Gary A. Eaton (74) of Effingham

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Published on November 12 2013 8:40 am

Gary A. Eaton, 74, of Effingham, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Morris, IL.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11am at First Baptist Church in Effingham. Visitation will be from 10 to 11am Saturday at the church.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Watson.  Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.

Born August 13, 1939, in Effingham, one of eight children, to John M. and Ruth A. (Walker) Eaton. He was a lifelong resident of Plainfield and Effingham, IL, and was a member of the Chicago Pipefitters Local 597 for 52 years.

Preceded in death by his parents, and loving wife of 49 years, Erma (Kissinger).

Survived by his children, Lora Hunt (Mark) of Morris, IL, Dan Eaton (Sheila) of Minooka, IL, Gary Eaton Jr. (Sherry) of Homer Glen, IL, and Rebecca Eaton of Charleston, IL; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Gary was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His last wishes were to die at the home of his daughter with his children at his side. God provided him with everything he ever needed and his family will always cherish the time he was with them.