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Wednesday August 26th, 2020
11:00am - 1:30pm

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Floyd James "Mutt" Eaton

FLOYD JAMES "MUTT" EATON,  age 89 of Decatur, Tn. formerly of Athens, Tenn. passed Monday, August 24, 2020, in Riceville, Tn.  He was a native longtime resident  of McMinn County, Tenn. , a son of the late Peeler Sherman and Oma Katherine White Eaton and preceded in death by his wife: Sue Martin Eaton and Three Sisters: Lois Eaton Evans, Mae Eaton Stevens, Edith Eaton Padgett, Three Brothers: Roy Eaton, Clarence Eaton and Willie Eaton. He retired from Qualex/ Fox Photo after 40 years of service and owned Floyd Eaton Photography. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Decatur, Tenn. where he was a member of Adult Men's Sunday School Class. He was longtime member of East Athens Baptist Church before moving to Decatur, Tenn. He was a member of Senior Citizens Bowling Team and Meigs County Senior Citizens. 
Survivors: Daughter and Son-law: Pat and Mark Bailey of Decatur, Tenn., Son and Daughter-in-law: Donnie and Donna Eaton of Decatur, Tenn., Two Grandchildren and spouses: Sheila and Jamey Jennings of Decatur, Tenn., Steven and Ashley Eaton of Cleveland, Tenn., Four Great Grandchildren: Ayden, Trace, Resner, and Lochlan Eaton, several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be held 3:00 P.M.  in McMinn Memory Gardens with Rev. Brett Boyd officiating. Friends and family may call at their convience from 11:00 A.M.  - 1:30 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. . Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Floyd-Eaton 
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 

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We send our sympathy and love to the family as we have many happy memories of Mutt and Sue.

Bernard and Barbara Patterson

Bernard and Barbara Patterson Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Tonesa Cawood Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Mutts passing. Always enjoyed seeing him and since I was a friend with Gail Stewart he and Sue just treated me as family. Will remember you in prayer.

Paula Thompson Aug 27 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mutt. He was a dear friend to our family. Such a nice man. He will be missed.

Darla Laudermilk Hilliard & Shelby Jean French Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Pat and Donnie our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. Your dad was a special man.

Hoyt and Betty Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Mutt's passing. I worked with him for 19 years at Fox Photo and it was a pleasure knowing him.

Danny Baker Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Mutt was a sweet, dear man. When we moved to Decatur, knowing no one, and joined the Senior Center he was the first to walk up and introduce himself. He stuck his hand out and said, Hi, Im Mutt. Thoughts and prayers for his family. He will be missed.

Barbara and John McKeel Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Sue and Mutt were the first to invite us to Deer Run RV Resort in Crossville. We stayed with them several times and enjoyed it so well that we have now been property owners got 17 years. They were both wonderful people. We are so sorry for Mutts passing but know he is with Sue. Keeping family in our prayers and thoughts

Barbara Woody Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Love you guys.

Kenny and Connie, Amos and Alma Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Papaw Mutt was an amazing man and a wonderful great-father to our kids!! He will for sure be missed by family and everyone that knew him!! Now he gets to celebrate in heaven with mamaw Sue!!

Michele Welch Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

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