James was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Sanford, Maine, the son of Walter and Mildred Eaton.
James was married to the love of his life, Alberta Eaton, in June of 1955. They moved from Las Vegas to Mountain Home in 1980. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He also had a great sense of humor.
James is survived by his kids: Linda and her husband, John Duckworth; Jay Eaton, Danny and his wife, Debra Little; Gary and his wife, Roberta Eaton; Robert and his wife, Dedra Eaton, and his daughter in-law, Mickie Eaton; and his only sister, Barbara Freeman; as well as 15 grand kids and 12 great-grand kids.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta, and his son, Joe Eaton.