Mr. Howard Hood Eaton

Published 10:37pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Funeral service for Mr. Howard Hood Eaton, 93, of Beauregard, Alabama will be Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Langley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Tallapoosa County Memory Gardens with veteran’s honors provided by the Alexander City Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Langley Funeral Home.
Mr. Eaton passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at his residence with his family beside him. He was born on July 14, 1920 in Dothan, Alabama to Walter James Eaton and Gaynell Summerfield Eaton. Mr. Eaton served in the US Navy from 1942 until 1945. He attended the University of Kansas for training before being assigned to a ship. He served on the USS Hansford, an attack class transport, as an electrician and air conditioner specialist while on ship and then was assigned to a beach party for the assault as a communications man. Mr. Eaton was in the 2nd wave to hit Iwo Jima. He and his ship were also in the mop up at Okinawa. His ship was one of the escort ships in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the treaty with Japan. After the war he returned to Camp Hill, Alabama where he ran Eaton’s Garage and Wrecker business for over 48 years and Eaton’s Snack Bar for many years before retiring to Salem, Alabama.
He is survived by his son, Billy Eaton (Patricia), of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Russell McCullars, Elizabeth Griffin, Blain Eaton, and Michael Eaton; great-grandchildren, Deserea Dunn (Brett) and Allison Barr; great-great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Dunn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Gaynell Smith Eaton; daughter, Wanda McCullars and her husband, Wayne; son, Jimmy Eaton; his parents; brother, L.C. Eaton; brother, James Eaton; sisters, Irene Pearson and Leone Young; and grandchild, Jason Barr.
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Langley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.