Richard J. EATON


EATON, Richard J. Brigadier General, U.S. Army, retired. Age 86 of Nashville, TN, died Saturday, May 15, 2010. Preceded in death by first wife, Patricia Eaton. Survived by wife, Margaret S. Eaton & his four children, Michael Eaton, Angela Snovak (Michael), Pamela Eaton and Timothy (Phyllis) Eaton and two grandchildren. Born April 3, 1924 in Chicago, IL. Brigadier General Eaton had a distinguished 33 year military career, serving in World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He earned Distinguished Service Medal, 3 Silver Stars, 2 Legions of Merit, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, Soldiers Medal, 4 Bronze Stars with Valor, 6 Purple Hearts, 5 Air Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medals with Valor, 3 Combat Infantry Badges, Master Parachute Badge, Ranger Hall of Fame for Uncommon Valor and 13 Bronze Stars. He was assigned twice to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. Memorial Service will be conducted Friday, May 21, 2010 at 3:30 p.m., at Belmont Village in Green Hills. WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME, HICKORY CHAPEL Directors, 615-331-1952. Still Family Owned

Published in The Tennessean on May 21, 2010