Thomas Arthur Eason Jr., 77, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Memorial Health University Medical Center, after a short illness.
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Mr. Eason was born in Appling County, but lived in Guyton for a number of years. He was a member of Guyton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ; a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean Conflict; a member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge No. 452, F&AM, Scottish Rite and Shriners; a member of the Clause Hunting Club, former president of Ogeechee River Fox Hunters and former president of the state fox hunters association.
Mr. Eason was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Arthur Eason Sr.; a brother, Thomas Timothy Eason; and son-in-law, Michael David Wright.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Evelyn Eason of Guyton; two sons, Thomas Arthur Eason III and Robert Wiley Eason, both of Guyton; a daughter, Lisa E. Wright of Springfield; mother, Mrs. Jewell Bartow Eason of Springfield; three brothers, William W. Eason (Wanda) of Baxley, Harold B. Eason (Dixie) of Blackshear and Daniel A. Eason (Janet) of Gibsonville, N.C.; a sister, Jewell Irene Tuggle (Robert) of Perry; five grandchildren, Alan Eason, Shannon Johnson, (CJ ) Joseph Watson, Jeremy Watson and Daniel Watson; and three great-grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Autumn Johnson and Dominic Watson
Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 3 at Riggs Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 4 in the chapel of Riggs Funeral Home, with Rev. David Grandgeorge officiating.
Interment followed in Guyton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the food pantry (Fillin Station) in care of Guyton Christian Church, P.O. Box 5, Guyton, GA 31312.
Published in Effingham Herald from Feb. 9 to Mar. 11, 2013