Donald Wayne Eaton, 77, of Huntsville, Ark., died July 2, 2022 in Berryville.  

He was born on July 30, 1944, to George Carl Eaton and Kitty Ruth Sanders Eaton in Huntsville.

In 1962, he married his first wife, Linda Paschall Eaton, to which three children were born: John, Joy and Julia. They later divorced and he was remarried to Judy Autry Eaton, to which two daughters were born, Jenifer and Jessica.

In 1962, he was driving a milk truck working on chicken farms and catching turkeys. He also worked other manual labor jobs until he started driving for George’s and Tyson delivering feed. He eventually started driving for Tune Trucking until his retirement. In his spare time, he loved spending time with family and friends. He loved spending time with his son, John, who passed in 2020, and his family. He still would go help his grandson Michael in the turkey houses. He has always had a love of music and was known by many who have heard him play. He used to play in West Fork at the Little Ole’ Opry for many years, and many other venues too numerous to mention. He was always a hit at the family reunions where his family, especially his mother, loved to hear him play. He had a love of hunting and riding his four-wheeler, which he did often. He enjoyed spending time and helping out at Jones Tire Shop of Huntsville or having a meal at the Crossbow Restaurant, where he loved teasing the waitresses.

Survivors include his daughters, Joy Rhoads of Winterset, Iowa, Julia Eaton of St. Charles, Iowa, Jennifer Ainsley and Jessica (Marcus) Ames of Springdale, daughter-in-law Brenda Eaton of Huntsville; 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, George Carl and Kitty Ruth Eaton; and his beloved son, John Michael Eaton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Brashears Funeral Home. Jim Spurlock and Travis Dotson officiated.

Pallbearers were Michael Eaton, Elijah Ansley, Blake Ansley, Shelby Ansley, Dylan Ames and Marcus Ames. Honorary Pallbearers; Kyle Eaton, James White and Darrell Jones.

Interment followed at Big Sandy Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville.