Thomas Arthur Eason, Jr., 77, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2013, at Memorial Health University Medical Center after a short illness. Eason was born in Appling County, but lived in Guyton for 35 years. He was a member of Guyton Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Acacia Masonic Lodge #452 F and AM, The Shriners, Scottish Rite, and McLaws Hunting Club. He was also Veteran of the USMC serving in the Korean Conflict, former president of Ogeechee River Fox Hunters, and former president of the Georgia State Fox Hunters Association. He retired from Southern Bell as a technician.
Eason is 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 Hart Eason of Guyton; two sons, Thomas Arthur Eason III (Elise) and Robert Wiley Eason, both of Guyton; a daughter, Lisa E. Wright of Springfield; mother, Mrs. Jewell Barlow Eason of Springfield; three brothers, William W. Eason (Wanda) of Baxley, Harold B. Eason (Dixie) of Blackshear, and Daniel A. Eason (Janet) of Gibsonville, NC; a sister, Jewell Irene Tuggle (Robert) of Perry; five grandchildren, Alan Eason, Shannon Johnson (C.J.), Joseph Watson, Jeremy Watson, and Daniel Watson; and great-grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Autumn Johnson, and Dominic Watson
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Riggs Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ben Wages Chapel of Riggs Funeral Home with the Rev. David Grandgeorge officiating.
Interment followed in the Guyton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Fillin’ Station (food pantry), c/o Guyton Christian Church, P.O. Box 5, Guyton, GA 31312.