James Robert "Bob" Eaves
Funeral services for Mr. James Robert "Bob" Eaves, 77, of Merryville, La will be held at 2:00, Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Merryville United Methodist Church Merryville, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Wednesday, August 3, from 5pm-9pm.
Bob was called home to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ on July 31, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1939 in Merryville, Louisiana. Bob was a longtime resident of Merryville. He graduated from Merryville High School, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1965 and retired from Boise Cascade.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Britton and Nannie Eaves and his sisters Vivian Gale Eaves and Melba Eaves Baldridge. He is survived by his son Dr. William Britton "Cubby" Eaves II and wife Stacey; granddaughters Madeline, Gabrielle and Alexandra. He is also survived by his siblings Jackie Eaves Williamson; Lora Evelyn Eaves Peavy and husband Jim; Willie Bea Eaves Moses; Henry Eaves and wife Zelmaree; Linda Eaves Willis and husband Tommy; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Clifford Blackmon and Richard Lee Fortenberry. Bob loved reloading, guns, bee keeping, motorcycles, photography, ham radio and was an amateur WWII historian. But most of all, he loved his granddaughters and he loved the Lord.