Emerson Lee Eaton, Jr, age 68, of Decatur, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
Lee was born in Blue Ridge, Ga to the late Emerson Lee Eaton Sr. and Jaynell Kincaid Eaton. He was a longtime resident of Athens and later of Meigs County. Lee was also preceded in death by a brother, David Eaton and a brother-in-law, Eddie Pulley. He was an Army veteran and had served as a long hall truck driver for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Emerson Lee Eaton III and Jefferson Thomas Sr.
Sister, Vickie Pulley
Brother, Steve Eaton
Grandchildren, Emerson Lee Eaton IV, Rose Thomas, Shelia Thomas, Jefferson Thomas Jr., Chaseon Thomas and Cameron Thomas
The mother of his children, Patricia Eaton
Along with several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 1 ,2021, at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev Greg Watson officiating.
Burial will follow in Fain Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service at Ziegler Funeral Home.
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