David Allen Eaton

June 25, 1953 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 67)


David Allen Eaton, age 67, of DuQuoin, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Herrin Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery of DuQuoin.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

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David was born on June 25, 1953 in DuQuoin, Illinois; the son of Merwin Henry Eaton and Marilyn Zoe (Margenthaler) Eaton.

He formerly worked at Red Hawk Golf Course near Tamaroa, and formerly worked for a DuQuoin area greenhouse.

David loved sports. His love for sports was shown as he helped with the DuQuoin Indians Football Teams as a manager making sure the players had plenty of water and towels. He worked as a volunteer under the coaching likes of Bob Karnes and Al Martin. He also enjoyed all music, and he played the keyboard and was a percussionist.

He was an active member of the Sunfield United Methodist Church in DuQuoin, where he enjoyed volunteering and helping with Bible School.

Surviving is his loving mother Marilyn Eaton of Thompsonville; his brother Jim Eaton and wife Linda of Thompsonville; his special friend and companion of thirty plus years Linda Paris of DuQuoin; a nephew Charles Jacob Eaton and wife Haley of Oregon, Ohio; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Merwin H. Eaton on June 4, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunfield United Methodist Church of DuQuoin and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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December 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 E. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Graveside Service
December 19, 2020

2:00 PM
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery of DuQuoin

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