Vernon Eason

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Funeral services for Vernon Eason, 78, of Jasper, formerly of Fred, were at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 30, 2014) at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Franks Branch Cemetery in Fred. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Eason died Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family members. A native of Fred, Vernon was raised in Fred and lived all his life in Southeast Texas. He worked as a mechanic before an accident at Kirby in 1984 left him disabled. In 1959, he met and married the love of his life, Laura Faye Bailey Eason. He took on her four children and together they added threemore to the family. He loved each and every child the same, showing no difference between his natural children and his stepchildren and they all returned his love tenfold. Vernon was a loving, caring husband, father, brother and grandfather. He cherished all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and had special memories with each and every one. Mr. Eason is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar K. 'Doc' and Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Day Eason; his son, Michael A. Harper; brother, Elmo Eason; and sisters, Vivian Barrett and Ada Mae Mobley. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Laura Faye Bailey Eason of Jasper; sons, Jimmy Tye Harper, Robby Kirk Eason and Rodney Kyle Eason, all of Jasper; daughters, Sonya Harper Moore and husband David of Jasper, Tablau 'Tab' Harper Ferguson and husband Kenneth of Fred and Ramona Eason Sisk and husband JR, also of Fred; daughter-in-law, Lynda Eason of McAllen; brothers, Lavoy Eason of Fred and Ralph Eason of Zavalla; sisters, Sugar Bowl Shaw and Mildred Tanton, both of Silsbee; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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