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In Memory of

Dennis K. Eason

October 16, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


Dennis Keith Eason, 65, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at the Custead Care Center in Orange Park, FL. Born on October 16th, 1952, in Abilene, TX, he was the son of James and Frances, brother of Woody, grandson, nephew, cousin, and uncle to a great many family members who loved him dearly.

Though born in Texas, Dennis was an Alabama Boy at heart, being raised for most of his childhood in Birmingham surrounded by extended family. He attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, where he...

Dennis Keith Eason, 65, passed peacefully from this life to the next on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at the Custead Care Center in Orange Park, FL. Born on October 16th, 1952, in Abilene, TX, he was the son of James and Frances, brother of Woody, grandson, nephew, cousin, and uncle to a great many family members who loved him dearly.

Though born in Texas, Dennis was an Alabama Boy at heart, being raised for most of his childhood in Birmingham surrounded by extended family. He attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, where he met the woman who would become his wife, Linda (Siegel). Their first date was attending church together, where Linda quickly fell in love with his beautiful bass voice, and she spent the next 46 years (44 of these as his wife) sitting next to him in church, loving listening to him sing. Dennis' education continued at Harding University in Searcy, AR, and in 1974, he graduated with a degree in Business. After settling in Clay County, FL, he began a career with the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked for 35 years, retiring in 2013. He was the beloved father of Jenny and Chad and father-in-law of Lindsey, and the best Pepaw ("Peep" for short) ever to Shepherd, Rauly, and Lillie Anna. He loved his family well, and he has left them with precious memories of time spent together.

Those who knew him best knew that he could do almost anything he put his mind to, and you need look no further than his home to see his handiwork in his many projects - a playground for his grandkids, a patio where his family loves to gather, a sunroom to enjoy the changing seasons, a greenhouse where he cultivated plants, birdhouses where bluebirds came to nest, and so much more. He enjoyed growing things and has blessed others with gifts of oranges, lemons, and figs from his fruit trees, and his family loves Pepaw's Azaleas, which bloom so beautifully in the Spring. He was a longtime member of the Argyle Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for ten years and often led singing. In more recent years, Dennis and Linda enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean on mission trips, and they made lasting friendships with those they met there and those they traveled with. Dennis' faith was the foundation of all he did. He understood the power of God's grace, and his life was a testimony to it. He was humble, gentle, sensitive, and kind, and those of us who knew him and loved him will carry him close to our hearts always.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Argyle Church of Christ in Jacksonville on Sunday, January 14th, at 4:00 pm. All family is invited to attend a private graveside service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 13th, at the HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL MEMORIAL PARK, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis' honor to Eastern European Mission (http://www.eem.org).