Tuesday, May 7, 2013

William Rubin “Bill” Eaves

Funeral services for William Rubin “Bill” Eaves, 91, of Bonham, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Boyd Baptist Church under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Bro. Lyn Holly will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Texas. Bill passed away Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2013 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX.
Bill was born October 17, 1921 in Louisville, Mississippi, the son of William Andrew Eaves and Pearl Augusta Rogers Eaves. He attended school in Louisville, Mississippi. Bill married Dulcie Ida “Dee” Compton on March 11, 1945 in Shelton, Washington and she preceded him in death March 3, 1997. Bill was a US Navy veteran of WWII and was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. and the V.F.W. He was a quality control supervisor with Kroehler Mfg. Co. for 27 years before retiring Sept. 29, 1979. Bill was a member of Boyd Baptist Church. He loved to travel and do carpentry work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Fred Eaves, Andrew Clinton Eaves and Rodger D. Eaves and a sister, Beryl Captolia Luther.

Bill is survived by two sons, William Fred “Buddy” Eaves and wife, Joan of Lewisville, Texas and Rodger Andrew “Spike” Eaves of Garland, Texas, a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Williams and husband, Donald of Ector, Texas, two brothers, Grady Jyles Eaves of Louisville, Mississippi and John Arthur Eaves of Jackson, Mississippi, two sisters, Velma Lee Eisenhart of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Brownie Eldeen Jackson of Louisville, Mississippi, 7 grandchildren, DeeDee, Donna, Jennifer, Holly, Tony, Jason and Lainey, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Grady Peterson, Jimmy Elston, Mike McCaughn, Leeman Mills, Travis Baca, James Mayo, Jason Oliver and Ralph Judkins.

The family will receive friends at Wise Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday night. Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com