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Tony W. Eaves
March 6, 1932-September 10, 2011

Tony W. Eaves, 79, entered into rest on September 10, 2011 in Manteca, California. He was born on March 6, 1932 in Lodi, Oklahoma. He joins his wife of 56 years, Eleanor Eaves, in heaven  as well as his parents Hazel Eaves, Thomas and Delbert Eaves.

Tony is survived by his two children, Toni Marie Eaves Scott of  Manteca and Steven Harold Eaves of Manteca. He was blessed by four grandchildren, Cheryl Silva, Stephanie Acosta, Steven Eaves II, and Elaina Hannon all of  Manteca. He has eight great-grandchildren who he adored, Anthony Silva, Jared Silva,
Alexis Hazel Ann Silva, Jackson Dale Tony Hannon, Taylor Neemie, Steven Harold III, Ethan Nathaniel Eaves, and Maximus Alexander Eaves.

Tony proudly served his country through the United States Army from 1951 – 1953. He retired from Southern Pacific after 40 years of service. He was a member of  Cornerstone Community Church of Manteca. He loved restoring old cars as he commonly attended car shows showing off his 1947 Buick, 1940 Ford and 1969 Chevelle. For each special occasion Tony would loan out his cars to his grand-children for proms, graduations and weddings as he was always honored to be the chauffeur.  He enjoyed his mornings eating breakfast and drinking coffee with his friends reminiscing about old times and restoring cars. Tony never met a stranger he didn’t like. He was the rock of his family always supporting his children and grandchildren in everything they did. He was always optimistic as he would turn every negative situation into a positive one. He will be remembered as a wonderful man, a loving dad, and an amazing grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed.

Mr. Eaves’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at P.L. Fry & Son. Celebration of life service will be held Thursday September 15, 2011 at 11:30 am also held at P.L. Fry. He will be laid to rest at Tracy Public Cemetery. An online guest book is available at (search obituaries)

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, Sept. 13,2011