Dennis Leonard Eaton, 90, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 24, 2019. He was born in Norfolk to the late John H. and Evia Cahoon Eaton. He served his country faithfully in the US Coast Guard during WWII and subsequently retired Sgt. 1st Class from the Army Reserves. Following his military career Dennis retired from the Ford Motor Co. and was a member of the United Auto Workers local 919. He was also a member of Kempsville Baptist Church and the Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196 AFandAM. Dennis love crafting, absolutely loved gardening in his flowers and vegetables. He was such a jokester and enjoyed making people laugh.
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Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 62 years, Oleta “Lee” Eaton; daughters, Brenda E. Kopek (Vince), Carol Eaton-Whitt (David), Debbie L. Otroba (Denny), and Elizabeth E. Foley; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of Dennis’ life will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11am at Kempsville Baptist Church with Dr. Kelly Burris officiating, the family will be welcoming guests the hour prior. Burial will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kempsville Baptist Church Building Fund or to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.com to offer a note of condolence to the family.