Jack Ronald Eaton



Jack Ronald Eaton, 83, of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Brownstown, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Hope Hospice Center of North Fort Myers with his loving family by his side.

Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Ramsey, he was the son of Arvil and Lucille Eaton, both of whom preceded him in death. On Feb. 11, 1951, in Brownstown, he married Emma Lou Allman, who survives in Florida. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this past February.

Jack attended Purdue University and returned home to help run the family business, The Vallonia Hatchery. He worked at Cummins before retiring and moving to Fort Myers. He was a member of Seymour Elks Club, Brownstown Knights of Pythias and Brownstown United Methodist Church.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Melanie Markel of Brownstown; a son, Doug (Betty) Eaton of Seymour; six granddaughters, Courtney (Jack) Bishop of Mobile, Alabama, Hilary (Frank) Conway of Hoboken, New Jersey, Ashley (David) Greenberg of New York, New York, Brittney (Matt) Schelich of Nashville, Tennessee, Holly Eaton of Chicago, Illinois, and Kelly (Aaron) Schenk of Evansville; and five great-grandchildren, Keller, Connor and Parker Bishop, all of Mobile, Alabama, Collin Conway of Hoboken, New Jersey, and Dylan Greenberg of New York, New York.

A graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown with the Rev. Kevin Stiles officiating. 

Arrangements were handled by Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown.

Memorials may be made to Brownstown United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at spurgeonfh.com.

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