MOREHOUSE - Johnie H. Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
Born Oct. 16, 1921, in Gray Ridge, son of the late Charlie and Dellia Capps Eaton, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse, superintendent of the Morehouse water plant for 24 years, a volunteer fireman for Morehouse for over 20 years, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
On June 31, 1942, at Benton, he married Anna Corene Wader who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four sons, William "Sonny" Eaton and Mike Eaton of Sikeston and Wayne Eaton and Jimmy Eaton of Morehouse; four daughters, Shirley May Adams of Morehouse, Sue Goodman of McHenry, Ill., and Barbara Ann Elliot and Sherri Smith of Sikeston; three sisters, Annie Harlan and Marie Hill of Sikeston and Ruth Golf of Prairieville, Texas; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call today from 5-8 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Walters Adams, a Baptist minister, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery at Essex.