Garland “Sonny” Edward Eaton Jr. of Cherryville, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on Wednesday, April 10, 1957 to Garland Edward Eaton Sr. and Rayella Turnbough Eaton and passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 62 years and 3 months.
Sonny attended Viburnum Schools and graduated with the Class of 1975.
He married Susan Johnson on December 24, 1999 in Cuba, Missouri.
Sonny was a jack of all trades. He especially was a hard worker and was self-employed as a diesel mechanic. He was also an inventor. He enjoyed changing things and making them different. Sonny loved motorcycles, both building and riding them. He liked deer hunting and eating wild game. He had a heart of gold and for those that knew him, could trust that they could count on him at any time of day.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland Sr. and Rayella Eaton; parents-in-law, Thomas and Mertiss Johnson; and sister-in-law, Vickie Goddard.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Eaton of Cherryville, Missouri; children, Jason Eaton of St. Louis, Missouri, Miranda (Adam) Falloon of Bourbon, Missouri, Megan (Clint) Reardon of Palestine, Texas, Thomas Eaton of St. Louis, Missouri, Jenna Eaton of Bunker Hill, Illinois, Mallary (Steve Schmuke) Goodwin of Pacific, Missouri and Mason Goodwin of Cherryville, Missouri; brothers, Kim (Becky) Eaton and Larry (Cathy) Eaton, both of Cherryville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Dylan, Hailey, Chase, Jaylee, Jasper and Adelynn; sister-in-law, Diane Wilson of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, James (Joann) Huff of Cleveland, Texas; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Celebration of Life to immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Shane Ryerson officiating.
The family chose cremation as his final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.