Floyd Henry Eaves, 85, of Delano, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born on May 9, 1935 to the late Jordan and Beatrice Eaves and was a 1953 graduate of Polk County High School. A kind and compassionate man, Floyd was loved by all who knew him, especially his church family at Patty Church of Christ where he served in many capacities throughout life, including song leader. He was an avid farmer and loved to hunt, fish and travel. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from Bowater Newsprint after 40+ years of service. Playing slow-pitch softball (pitcher) was always a favorite as well as telling stories about his adventurous younger days.
In addition to his parents Jordan and Beatrice Eaves, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Opal Maxine Lance Eaves; siblings, Gladys Rogers, Dorothy Morrow and Leonard Eaves; stepson, Herman B. Fox, Jr.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Bettie Bradford Fox Eaves; stepdaughters, Anita Bain, Jennifer (Rick) Heath, Elizabeth (Teddy) Rainwater, Cheryle (Ray) Cooper and Karen Fox; sister, Sandy Eaves; sixteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and one nephew, Heath Hamilton; brothers-in-law, Harley (Judy) Bradford, Claude (Phyllis) Bradford and sister-in-law, Cheryl Bradford.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Minister Joe Guy officiating. Interment will follow at Benton Memorial Gardens with Dale Hall, Gilbert Firestone, Jeremy Allen, Dan Oswald, Ted Wilson, Zeke Williams, Claude Bradford, and Kenny Burris serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Green, Glenn Sisson, Cody Eaves, Dan Guy and Bill Davis.
His family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.