David Edsel Eaves, Jr.

David E. Eaves, Jr., 70, of Merryville, LA, passed from this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020.


David was a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church of Merryville. He was Mayor of Merryville for six years. David loved growing flowers and having get togethers with family and friends. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren. They will always remember him telling them, to keep your faith and keep your eyes on the Lord in all things.


Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Chad E. Eaves and Kellie of Oakdale, LA; daughter, Kristi L. Goodknight and Michael of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren, Ashlyn B. Goodknight, Sarah M. Goodknight, Kinsley P. Goodnight, Ashton Rodriguez; and a host of extended family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie Eaves; parents, Edsel & Tossye L. Eaves; grandparents, Georgia & James Henry Eaves, William (Bill) & Betty Hewitt.


Drive thru visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. The family requests that everyone please remain in your vehicle during the visitation. A graveside service and burial will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, July 27, 2020 at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Brother Wayne Squyres will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Dale Beard, Chuck Beard, Dennis “Roonie” Powell, Dale Ashworth, Larry Carroll, Reggie Noble and Pard Stark. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Eaves, Bill Edmonson, Dale Reinhardt, Mel Watson, Mark Herford.