Charles "Chuck" R Eaton

October 12, 1926 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 91)
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Charles Randolph Eaton, 91, of Winlock, went to be home with the Lord Jan. 27, 2018, surrounded by his family. Chuck was born in Aberdeen, Oct. 12, 1926, to Ben and Emma Eaton of North River, Wash. He was born the fifth of six children, Chuck grew up in the North River/ Brooklyn area on a farm. He joined the United States Army in 1946, and served in Korea and then again in Japan. Chuck met his wife, Dana (Davidson) and they married March 6, 1953. Chuck and Dana soon trained for the mission field and then spent the next 10 years serving as missionaries in Thailand with New Tribes Mission until 1965. They had four children, Rebecca Ruth, Mark E., Stephen C. and Elizabeth Eve. Following their time in Thailand, Chuck decided to finish his education and received his bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific College and his master’s degree in teaching from the University of Guam. He served as the principal for the Lester School District for four years, then returned to his calling, becoming assistant pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam. He, later served as pastor at Winlock Baptist Church until 1990. After retiring, Chuck worked in his garden and became a master gardener. He even made the paper with his stinky “Death Plant” that he cultivated. During this time, Chuck also served as interim pastor at Morton Community Bible Church, staying there until 2006. Chuck was a man of faith, never wavering in his trust of the Savior. He is survived by his wife, Dana; children, Rebecca R. Sandercock (Greg) of Hood River, Ore., Mark Eaton of Hoquiam, Wash., Stephen Eaton (Margaret) of Canby, Ore., and Beth Fontenot (Andre) of Centralia, Wash. He is also blessed with eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Christian Fellowship of Winlock, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock. Please visit our website at to leave a condolence.

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