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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Sunday December 29th, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Windsor Congregational Christian Church
Monday December 30th, 2019

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Carl Edward Eason, Sr.

Carl Edward Eason, Sr. [aka Gramps] of Windsor, VA passed away peacefully in his home at 90 years of age on December 22, 2019. Born in Carrsville, VA, the baby boy of the family, Carl spent a great deal of his career in agriculture, most notably as the former President of Dixie Guano Co., was a member of the National Guard, and a Federal Food Inspector. A heart for service, he gave 50+ years to volunteering in the community for the Fire Department, Ruritan Club, Masonic Lodge, Jolly Boys, and was a founding member of Boy Scout Troop 41 of Windsor. Carl was an avid golfer and spent time during his retirement as a Riverfront Golf Club Marshal, he loved cheering for UVA and the Tides, gardening, spending time with family and going on road trips, and took much pride in making his famous peanuts and blue ribbon-winning cinnamon cucumber rings and pickles. Gramps never met a stranger and was all-around an incredible human being; anyone who met him instantly understood how special he was. He had an excellent memory along with a treasure trove of interesting stories and a great sense of style and humor – all of which will be deeply missed.

Carl is survived by countless family and friends, including: his son, Hon. Carl E. Eason, Jr. and wife Katherine; his daughter Yvonne Brawley and husband Doug; sisters Edith Beyke, Virginia Graves, and Pat Grinnan and husband Bryan; six grandchildren, Shannon Lambert (née Mintz) and husband Aaron, Matthew Mintz and wife Nicole, Dr. Margaret Eason and husband Dr. David Deeley, Andrew Mintz, Tripp Eason and fiancée Caroline, and Duncan Brawley; three great-grandchildren, Eason, Libby, and Haven; and dear friend Annie Lee Duff. Carl is predeceased by his four brothers Elmo, Reidell, Theodore, and Phillip, and his wife Katherine to whom he was happily married for 44 years.

The family will receive friends on Sunday December 29, 2019 from 3-4:30 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA. A funeral service will be held Monday, December 30, 2019 at 2 PM in the Windsor Congregational Christian Church, 4 North Court Street, Windsor VA with entombment will follow in Windsor Cemetery. A reception to follow the burial in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Troop 41, Windsor Boy Scouts. Condolences may be made at RWBakerFH.com

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Carl was a wonderful person who was greatly admired, and we frequently saw and talked with him at our Young/Duff family activities. He was very proud of his whole family and made us all feel as if he were part of our family also.. His family, like mine will remember and admire him forever.

Chris and Hubie Young May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ward and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The pillars of Windsor continue to leave us, but they will never be forgotten. God Bless, The Walker Family

Sandra Walker Robinson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We extend our deepest sympathies to Ward and the entire Eason family on your loss of your Dad. Carl was a fine person who will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil Ferguson and the employees of the Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney's Office.

Phil Ferguson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Weve attended many Eason celebrations and milestones and Carl was always there with a warm smile and obvious pride for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved life and left behind a wonderful legacy. Our condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Bev and Jeff Karr May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ward and family, So sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Carl was an outstanding man that never met a stranger. Terry and Debbie Hedgepeth

Terry Hedgepeth May 13 2021 12:00 AM

No matter where I saw my old friend Carl he always had a smile on his face and a good word to say. I probably enjoyed my time with him at the the Windsor VFD dinners more than anything. He was a good friend from the first day we met. Rest in peace brother

Rev Mike & Julie Harrington May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Ann and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the entire Eason family. Carl was one of a kind and will be missed by all. I last spoke with him at the door at Parr's funeral home at the visitation for Billie Faye Rose. He always tried to support people in the community. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Ron & Ann Whitley May 13 2021 12:00 AM



It was a pleasure to know Mr. Eason through my years in the Windsor Ruritan Club. He was always very supportive especially during my time as president. He will be greatly missed in the community. May you treasure all the memories and fill the Holy Spirit's presence during this difficult time. GO HOOS! Richard "wrong way" Saunders Chester VA

Richard Saunders May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We express our deepest sympathy. We are praying for you all that God will bring comfort and hope through this time of grief.

Drew and Ann Dove Page May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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