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Roger Theodore Eason
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Obituary for Roger Theodore Eason

Mr. Roger T. Eason, 75, of Dunn, died Sunday evening, May 13, 2018 at his home. Roger was born December 19, 1942 in Princeton, N.C. son of the late Theodore and Myde Elizabeth Woodard Eason.

Roger was a 1961 graduate of Smithfield High School and attended East Carolina University. He worked as a welder for one year. His father, Ted Eason, owned a furniture store in Clayton and kept insisting that he go to work for him…it lasted about 30 days!! For sure, the furniture business was not for him! This decision produced a need to pursue a new profession.

Roger was told that Carolina Telephone & Telegraph was hiring, so off to Tarboro, NC to fill out an application he went. They hired him the same day of the interview and asked where he wanted to work….he said, “Close to Smithfield, but not in Smithfield!” They told him about an opening in Dunn. Roger asked, “Where is Dunn?” They said, “About 6 miles from Benson.” He said, “I’ll take it!” Little did he know how making this decision would affect the rest of his life. After working two years with Carolina Telephone, the Vietnam War began. Roger was drafted in November of 1965. He served one year in Vietnam as a combat medic. He came back to Carolina Telephone in 1967.

Roger had saved his money and paid cash for a new “1967 Sports Fury Plymouth.” This was a very instrumental tool in how he met his lovely wife Joyce. You see, she noticed the car LONG before she noticed Roger…True. They were married February 11, 1968. This date was chosen because it was his parents, Myde & Ted, wedding date also.

Roger worked with Carolina Telephone & Telegraph through three name changes…ending up Sprint. After thirty-Nine years, he retired, only to go back into business for himself as retirement was not for him. He moved forward to opening his own business called Eason Communications.

Roger enjoyed attending Gospel Tabernacle Church, especially Sunday School. He loved ALL sports, especially BASEBALL. He was an avid supporter of NCSU and the Triton High School Baseball program.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Gospel Tabernacle Church with Rev. Randy Hill and Rev. Kelly Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Neuse Memory Gardens in Smithfield.

Roger is survived by his wife, Joyce Dixon Eason; sons, Rodney Eason and wife Shannon of Dunn and Clay Eason and wife Holly of Bloomington, Indiana; grandchildren, Amanda Johnson and husband Zack, Ashlynn Byerly and husband Ben, Audrey and Issac; great grandchild, Mary Scott Johnson; and sister, Susan Hill of Smithfield.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Skinner & Smith Funeral Home in Dunn. 

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to:
Triton High School Baseball
215 Maynard Lake Road
Erwin, North Carolina
or
D.A.V., Chapter 74
PO Box 66, Erwin, NC 28339.


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Visitation

Wednesday

16

May

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skinner & Smith Funeral Home

905 Erwin Road
Dunn, NC 28334

Service

Thursday

17

May

11:00 AM
Gospel Tabernacle

2105 W. Cumberland St.
Dunn, NC 28334

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