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Services for the Rev. Glen Eaves, 88, of Oil Center will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Revs. Don Keizor, Keith Ward and Toby Willoughby will officiate. Burial will follow at Box X Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Rev. Eaves passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1928, at Horntown to Fate Meriel and Cora Belle Wilson Eaves. He attended schools at East Ellison and Atoka.
He married Bettie Ann Lee on April 14, 1961.
The Rev. Eaves had been a Pentecostal minister for many years. He had served as minister at Iron Stob, McAlester and Oil Center for a total of 42 years. He had helped build the parsonage at each church he served. He also helped organize the Oil Center Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie, of the home; his children, Lanny Joe Eaves and wife, Tammy, Deborah Shortes and husband, Terry, Ann Roberts and husband, Tony, Russell Glen Eaves and wife, Cathy, and Nina Collins and husband, Tommy, all of Ada; a brother, Kenneth Eaves and wife, Maxine, of Stringtown; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Isadore Eaves of Arlington, Texas, Peggy Hogan of Bentley and Jimmy and Barbara Lee of McAlester; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Meriel Eaves, Otis Eaves during World War II, Ray Eaves and wife, Christine, and Carl Eaves and wife, Opal; his sisters, Ruth Strang and husband, Harold, Eva Shedd and husband, Claud, Esther Ramsey and husband, Harold, and Vivian Hogan and husband, Floyd; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Geraldine Eaves, Bob and Ruby Rains, Granville and Della Hogan, Jewell and Earl Mobbs, and Herbert Hogan and Laverne Hogan.
Bearers will be his grandsons, Lanny Eaves Jr., Josh Eaves, Tim Shortes, Philip Shortes, John Roberts, Brett Collins and Kenny Mayfield. Honorary bearers will be Jason Carriker, Chris McKinney, Sean Lackey, John Hinman, Jimmy Ward, Delton Sutton, Wayne Willoughby, Jerry McDaniel, Mike Cassady, B.J. Robertson and Stacy Robertson.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church, 7985 CR 3470, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on October 11, 2017
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