He was retired Air Force, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner. He attended First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Percy B. Eaves.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Delores A. Eaves; children: Ed Eaves of Chatsworth, Ga., Pam Hixson of Washington and David Eaves and Tricia Cain, both of Cleveland; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Flossie Dover of Warner Robbins, Ga.
Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Grissom Funeral Home from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with a Masonic service and Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Joel Jenkins and Ben Anderson.
Inurnment will be in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga with full military honors.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.