Jody Alden "AJ" Eaton celebrated his life from birth in Maine on Jan. 8, 1952, until his death on Jan. 9, 2010.
Prior to marrying his sweetheart, Miriam Eaton (Mickey) in March of 1987, AJ served in various duties in the Army. Between them they raised four children: Lucas and Lacey Eaton of Texas, Allen Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., and Pamela Mann of Crawfordville, Fla.
After moving to Mountain Home in 1987 AJ worked at the old sawmill for about a year. He then moved on to work for the city sanitation department for about ten years. After recovering from a leg injury he went to work for Trace at Mountain Home AFB.
AJ lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 9 at his home, with his dog on his lap and his loving wife by his side. He had been fighting the cancer hard for two years before the Lord took him home.
AJ was preceded in death by his mother, Alberta Charlotte Eaton. He is survived, Miriam (Mickey) Easton, his father, James Eaton, four brothers, Jay Eaton, Danny Eaton, Gary Eaton and Bobby Eaton, sister Linda Eaton and many other family members.
AJ loved the great outdoors, working on vehicles and riding his motorcycle.
He was a family man who believed in the strength, the power and the glory of God.
He will be missed.
Memorial services will be held Jan. 26, 2010, at the Christian and Baptist Church, 265 N. 4th East St., Mountain Home.