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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Gregory Scott Eaton

  • Gregory Scott Eaton, 60, passed away at his residence in Kansas City, Mo., on June 30, 2014, after a two-month illness.
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  • Gregory Scott Eaton, 60, passed away at his residence in Kansas City, Mo., on June 30, 2014, after a two-month illness.
    Born in St. Louis County, Missouri, on January 1, 1954, to Lloyd Dorris Eaton and the former Wanda Victoria Elwood, Greg attended Villa Marie and Hazelwood High Schools.
    At 18, he joined the U.S. Marines, spending time in Japan. Greg worked for many years for his father’s construction business, in addition to numerous and diversified professions, including  asphalt, sealing, building, tennis courts and running tracks, painting, laying underground cable, exterior painting and roofing. He enjoyed fishing, television wrestling, cooking, rock music and backyard barbecues.
    Greg was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; and an uncle, Mack Elwood III. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Purviance, St. Peters, Mo.; three brothers, Daniel Allen (Sharon) Murphy, Columbia, Ill.; Terry LaMont (Ardyth) Eaton, Lyman, Wyo.; and Kenton Lloyd (Pamela) Eaton, St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Starla Dawn Oxford, Lyman, Wyo.; Rachel Colleen Victoria (Blaise) Azzara, St. Louis, Mo.; and a nephew Michael Colin (Kurt Ross) Murphy, O’Fallon, Illinois.
    He is also survived by an aunt, Angela Elwood, of Indiana; and two great-uncles, Paul (Wanda) Hanson of Bowling Green, Mo., and Donald (Velma) Hanson of Laddonia, Mo.  Dear cousin, great uncle and friend.
    A private inurnment will be held at Concord Cemetery in rural Curryville at the family plot today, July 12, followed by a family meal at the Curryville Baptist Church.
    Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Concord Cemetery Association.
     
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