Ronald Willard Eaton was born November 7, 1954 in Fort Benning, Georgia as the eldest son of the late Wilburn W. Eaton and the late Shirley J. Eaton. Ron passed on October 27, 2013 of natural causes at the age of 58.
He is survived by his wife, Laura M. Eaton, his bride of 10 years. Mr. Eaton is also survived by his four children, a daughter Cerise Powers and her husband Adam, a son Samuel Eaton and his wife Mandy, a son Seth Eaton, and a son Shaw Eaton. He is survived by his three grandchildren; Calledyn Powers, Cambria Powers, and Olivia Eaton.
Mr. Eaton is also survived by his sister Joyce Jones and husband Robert, his brother Rick Eaton and wife Sherry, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Ron loved his Heavenly father and lived every day to serve God. His wife and children meant everything to him and he loved and cherished them. Ron loved serving in the church and the community through the years in a variety of capacities including the following:
Christian Services of the Southwest - Board Member National Cowboy Symposium Executive Advisory Board George W. Bush for Governor - Dallas County Co-Organizational Campaign Director United Way - Volunteer Coordinator YMCA - Member of the Board of Directors Youth Sports Coach - LCAA, Coppell YFL Ministry Leader - Monterey Church of Christ Midland County Young Republicans and various volunteer positions Board Member - Greater West Texas Angus Assoc. Delegate to the American Angus Assoc. National Conference Precinct and County Convention Republican Delegate Delegate to the Texas State Republican Convention
Ranching was one of Ron's passions and even as a child he dreamed of being a cowboy. He was the owner of Ranchco Saddle Shop in Wolfforth, Texas and he was the previous owner of Eaton Ranch Company where he raised registered Angus Cattle. He was very involved in the ranching community as a proud member of the American Angus Assoc., Texas Angus Assoc., American Quarter Horse Assoc., etc.
The family asks that any memorial donations in Ron's memory be made to one of his favorite charitable organizations as a way to celebrate him: The Texas Boys Ranch 4810 N County Road 2800 Lubbock, TX 79403 or online at www.texasboysranch.org; Hospice of Lubbock 3702 21 St Lubbock, TX 79410 or online at hospiceoflubbock.com; or Monterey Church of Christ 6111 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424. Arrangements were entrusted to Agape Funeral Chapel, Lubbock.
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