John Thomas Eason, Sr., 81, a US Navy veteran of Middletown, Delaware, departed this life on March 11, 2019.
Born in Rich Square, North Carolina to parents, Henry T., and Ruth (Drew), he moved to Paterson New Jersey at the age of 11 and lived there nearly 50 years prior to relocating to both Augusta and Alpharetta Georgia. He retired to Middletown, DE. in 2002.
A graduate of Paterson Central High School in 1956, he served 4 years in the US Navy as Petty Officer 2nd Class during the Korean War.
A chemical technician by trade for decades until his retirement, Mr. Eason was known as a dedicated hard worker, often working two jobs. Earlier in life he was employed as an agent for Progressive Insurance. He then worked stints at Duratest and Two Guys, followed by tenures with El Paso, Fuller Brush, BP/Amoco, Dart/Kraft and as an industrial chemist.
When not working, Mr. Eason was an avid photo taker, enjoyed listening to music and was particularly fond of cars, checkers, solitaire, riding motorcycles, bowling and collecting firearms.
Following his honorable discharge from military service, Mr. Eason started a family and was married to the late Caroline Marie (Williams) for 27 years. Their union led to four children and he was pre-deceased by son, Cornelius Nehemiah.
In 1985, he married Glinda (Johnson), who he loved dearly, he affectionately referred to her as "Johnson" and she referred to him as "Eason".
He leaves cherished memories with his wife of almost 34 years, Glinda (Johnson); daughter, Adrienne R. Alexander of Passaic Park NJ, John T. Eason Jr. of Westwood NJ, and Stanley H. Eason of Secaucus NJ, stepdaughter Kim Thomas and son in law, Craig Thomas of Elkton MD; aunts Georgiana McKnight (Washington, DC) and Johnnie Mae Johnson (Queens, NY); granddaughters, Aisha, Desire, Melanie, Talia and Kaylei, two great grandchildren, Olivia and Matthew and a host of cousins and friends.
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