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Joseph Franklin Eaves Sr.

August 19, 1943 –
 August 9, 2022

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Joseph Franklin Eaves Sr., age 78, passed away unexpectedly in Plano, Texas, on August 9th, 2022, 10 days before his 79th birthday.

Joe Sr. was born in Alice, Texas, on August 19th, 1943, to Rufus Henry Eaves and Gladys Irene Eaves. He graduated from Ballinger High School in 1962 and moved to the DFW area shortly after graduating to become a radio DJ. His plans changed after a short time in Dallas when he met the love of his life, Jane. They married on August 17th, 1963, and together raised their son and light of their life Joseph F. Jr. A change in plans led to a change in career paths. In the 1970s, he switched to property tax consulting and was hooked until retiring. During his life, Joe enjoyed many things, including hunting, fishing, boating, woodworking, spending time with his family and friends, and making others laugh. Joe swore he was a comedian, even when the jokes weren’t funny.

Joe Sr. is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Gladys Eaves, and his brother, John. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jane Eaves; their only child, Joseph F. Eaves Jr. and his wife Kimberly; granddaughters, Heather and Whitney Henderson and her husband Josh; brother, Thomas Eaves and his wife Judy; nieces and nephews; many, many friends and Buddy, his beloved dog.

A joint service for Joe Sr. and Jane will be held Saturday, October 1st,2022  at 12:00pm at North Dallas Funeral Home in Farmers Branch, Texas.

*We ask that you wear bright colors to celebrate and remember the bright life Joe and Jane shared together. 

 

9 Thoughts on Joseph Franklin Eaves Sr.
    Whitney Eaves-Henderson
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    I was so lucky to get to call you my Papa as well as getting to share a birthday with you. I will miss celebrating with you and sharing the special bond we had. I will cherish all the memories we made together and laughs we had. I’ll hold onto your last Old Crow bottle and pour one out for you on our Birthday. Its not good bye, it’s see you later.

    Janet Gindlesperger
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    My heart goes out to Jane and the rest of Joe’s family. We were high school classmates and he definitely was a comedian and subject to being told to sit down and be quiet. I will certainly miss his emails, which were always entertaining – to say the least! Rest in peace, old friend.

    Rhonda Yetzer
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace with all your lovely memories. God Bless.

    Joe & Rhonda Yetzer

    Joy Malloy Pierce
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Prayers and condolences to you all. Joe was indeed a comedian and I for one, loved his sense of humor. He will be missed by anyone fortunate enough to have met him. Much love to Jane, Joey and all family and friends

    Karen Peterson
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.

    Pete and Ginger Bryan
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Pete and I saddened to read of Joes sudden departure. We always enjoyed seeing Joe and Jane. He truly was a happy person. Never saw him when he wasn’t smiling. Our deepest sympathy to Jane and the family.

    Deanna Trott
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    I will also miss Joe’s emails – received one a few weeks ago & never understood it, but that was Joe!!! RIP my friend – thinking of Jane, Joe Jr & granddaughters, Thomas & Judy.

    Halley Brookshire
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Jane my prayers are with you.
    When Thomas and Judy called me, I was sad to hear the news.
    As with me, after the loss of my Dear Sweet Ginger on July 31st God will get us through this.

    Best regards

    Joey
    13 Oct 2022
    10:42am

    Dad
    This has been the toughest thing I have ever gone through. I’m sad and happy at the same time. Your finally free of pain after 43 years from your horrific accident. You never complained and always laughed. Mom misses you dearly and having a hard time as well. I am so proud to call you dad
    Love always

    Joey

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands

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