Leonard Darnell "L.D." Eaves

Leonard Darnell “L.D.” Eaves, 85, of Center, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Mike Belgard and Dr. Jack Smith officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Born January 20, 1936, L.D. is the son of Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves.  His hobbies included fishing and hunting.  L.D. also loved to fly.  He was a member of Sam Samford Masonic Lodge #149 in Center and First Baptist Church in Center.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Melba Lyles Eaves of Center; daughters, Rhonda Fausett and Glenn of Center and Shelly Hudspeth and Henry of Center; grandchildren, Adam Fausett and Emily of Shreveport, Louisiana, Jacob Hudspeth of Seguin, Sheri Fausett of Ft. Worth, Kalob Hudspeth of Center, and Kade Hudspeth of Center; sisters, Sylvia Snider of Center, Leola Brittain of Arkansas, Gwen Cravey and Billy of Center, and Lisa Bingenheimer and Bill of Center; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Pat and Charles Hall, Jim Kasper, Latresser and Ortega Cartwright, Malcolm Weston, Carol and Mike Skinner, and Charles Spann; also a host of other friends.

Preceded in death by parents, Hugh Artist Eaves and Edith Elmira Sigler Eaves; and granddaughter, Amber Fausett.

Pallbearers will be Adam Fausett, Jacob Hudspeth, Kalob Hudspeth, Kade Hudspeth, Glenn Fausett, and Henry Hudspeth. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Hall, Jim Kasper, Ortega Cartwright, Malcolm Weston, Mike Skinner, Charles Spann, and Maxie Eaves.

A special thanks to DCI Center nurses, Center ER staff, and a special thank you to the staff of MD Anderson ICU.

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