Odie Frank Eaves, 81, of Masonville, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Noxubee County, Mississippi to the late Odie Lee and Floy Triplett Eaves.
Mr. Eaves was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the 101st Airborne Division. He became a supervisor at Hon Industries where he was employed for nearly forty years and was better known as "Captain". Odie was a longtime and active member of Masonville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. In April of 2022, he celebrated a successful kidney transplant of twenty years. Odie was a hard worker who enjoyed farming, logging and helping others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Dean Eaves and his in-laws, Earl and LouAnna Williams.
Mr. Eaves is survived by his wife of nearly fifty-seven years, Janet Williams Eaves; two daughters, Annetta Eaves Johnson (Dameon) of Hendersonville, TN and Janetta Eaves Wright (Jeremy) of Parksville, KY; a sister, Reta Faye Holden of Grenada, MS; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Cook, Nancy Yaun, Frances Eckstein, Donna O'Kelly, Kathy Williams and Shelia Candy; brothers-in-law, Earl "Del" Williams and Roger Williams; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many cousins living in Mississippi.
Memorial contributions may be made to Masonville Baptist Church, 6601 US-231, Utica, KY 42376.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 26 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will be at Bethabara Cemetery. The family requests all visitors wear masks due to health concerns.
Memories and messages of condolence may be shared with the family at www.glenncares.com.