Harvey Earl Eason, 81, enjoyed career as a Navy Seabee

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Harvey Earl Eason
Harvey Earl Eason

TOWN CREEK — Mr. Harvey Earl Eason, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Mr. Eason was born in Johnston County, N.C., Feb. 1, 1936, and was the son of the late James Thomas Eason and Janie Bell Eason. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served with the Seabees. Mr. Eason was a member of Town Creek Baptist Church and was musically talented. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby S. Eason; six daughters, Susan Thigpen, and her husband, the Rev. Rory of Ocean Isle Beach, Cheryl Walton, and her husband, Dennis, of Boiling Spring Lakes, Carolyn Young, and her husband, Ken, of Winnabow, Margaret “Lu Lu” Sullivan, and her husband, Tommy, of Winnabow, Bridgette Vaught, and her husband, James, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sarah ‘Skooter’ Bordeaux, and her husband, Chris, of Winnabow; two sisters, Rebecca Wiggs of Selma, N.C., and Debbie Lee of Pine Level, N.C.; and 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at Town Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. V.C. Potter and the Rev. Rory Thigpen officiating. The eulogy will be given by his grandson, Jamie Bordeaux. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Eason’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Demos and Joe Best.

Friends are invited to a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Service, 1411 N. Howe St., Southport.

You may offer online condolences at peacocknewnamwhite.com.