Born 1-25-1923 â€" Died 5-2005
Edward L. Eaves, 82, of Cherokee Village was a former resident of Blytheville, Ark., and retired as owner/operator of Eaves Auto Center, Blytheville. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Blytheville and was a member of the Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village.
Eaves was a longtime member of the American Legion and a veteran of World War II, a naval petty officer, recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Medal with five stars, the African European Middle, Eastern Medal and the American Area and Victory Medal.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved the rivers, lakes and woods. He was a devoted husband and father and loved his family dearly.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris Harrell Eaves, of Cherokee Village; two daughters â€" Brenda Metzger of Paducah, Ky., and Sharon Spurlock of Blytheville; three grandsons â€" Justin Sigmin of Paducah, Brandon Sigmin of Jonesboro, and Lance Spurlock of Blytheville; one great-grandson, Paul Edward Sigmin of Paducah. He is also survived by two sisters â€" Mary Richardson of Dalhart, Texas, and Ruth Lawrimore of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers â€" Jack Eaves of Walls, Miss., and Ernest Spencer of Prescott, Ark.; and an uncle, Roland Buckner of Ash Flat.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edna and Delbert Eaves and a brother, Billy Spencer.
Graveside services were May 25 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tenn., with the Rev. David Ross officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
Memorials may be sent to Spring River Hospice, 2852, C. Highway 62/412, Hardy, AR 72542.