William Clarence Eaton

Published 2:21 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

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Mr. William Clarence Eaton, 87, of Advance, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023.

He was born Dec. 7, 1935 in Davie County to the late William Broadus Eaton and Lila Rebecca Smith Eaton. He had retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Eaton Shore.

Surviving are: his wife, Eva Atkins Eaton; a son, William Chris Eaton (Annette); 2 grandsons, William Eaton (Emily) and Samuel Eaton; a granddaughter, Anna Pedersen (Andrew); a great-granddaughter, Molly Eaton; and 2 nieces, Brenda Allen (Tim) and Nancy Sheets (Sam).

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel by Pastor Wayne Swisher.  Burial followed in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mocksville. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.