Eaton, Don Landes

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Don Landes Eaton, 81 of Pearisburg, VA went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2019 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Don was born in Giles Co. VA on September 8, 1937 and was a son of the late John Sheppard Eaton and May Johnston Eaton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Cassie Carol Meador Eaton, five brothers and three sisters.

Don was a veteran of the United States Navy, a retired employee of the Celanese Corp. in Narrows, was a 30-year member of the Celanese Fire Brigade. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and was a humble and kind gentleman to everyone he met.

He is survived by one daughter, Lisa & Fred Merix of Ripplemead, two sons, Lee & Jean Eaton of Pearisburg, J.D. & Debbie Eaton of Pearisburg, three grandchildren, Samantha & J.R. Edwards of Pulaski, Freddi & George Akers of Snowville, George Merix of Salem and Larry Wells of Salem, one step grandson, Jason & Megan Dove of Christiansburg, nine great grandchildren, Ty & Grace Buckner of Ripplemead, Jacob, Devon and Emma Edwards all of Pulaski, Cody and Derek Akers of Snowville and Ashton Hall and Harley Dove of Christiansburg, other numerous nieces and nephews, three brothers, Doug and Joann Eaton of Pearisburg, Jimmy and Bonnie Eaton of Pearisburg, Burkey and Marie Eaton of MD, two sisters, Mary E. Martin of Kernersville, NC and Ann E. Fletcher of Pearisburg, four sisters-in-law, Hazel, Berta and Betty Eaton, Shirley Meador and one brother-in-law, Clyde Hunt.

Funeral services and celebration of life will be conducted at the Thessalia Methodist Church in Pearisburg (Sugar Run Rd.) at 2:00pm Sunday, March 10, 2019 with Charles Henderson officiating with burial following in the Farley Cemetery in Summers Co., WV.

The family will receive friends at the Church from 12:30 – 2:00pm before the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Thessalia United Methodist Church or the Poplar Hill Volunteer F.D., 725 Walkers Creek Valley Rd., Pearisburg, VA 24134. Online condolences can be sent to the family at